How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style

By Joey Asher Category: Facial Energy, Body Energy Imagine that you’re at dinner with a close friend or family member. And you’re talking with a great deal of intensity about something that you’re passionate about. That is the kind of presentation style we recommend. We want you to speak with the same energy that you bring [...]

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style2019-09-21T18:44:28-05:00

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Everyone that uses data knows how easy it is to twist numbers to reach a biased conclusion. So how can you make people believe your data? How about telling the story of how your data was compiled? Here is an excerpt from a presentation by a client that wanted to [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Billy Crystal’s Worthy Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Category: Tips from Celebrities In a bit of a departure from our typical "Public Speaking Tips from Celebrities" column, we wanted to use this month's edition to pay homage to the recently departed Muhammad Ali. In the ranks of quotable celebrities, he was surely a contender for world champion.  At Ali's memorial service in Louisville [...]

Billy Crystal’s Worthy Tribute to Muhammad Ali2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers

Category: Tips from Celebrities “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” On May 22nd, Rhode Islanders will celebrate Neighbor Day. It’s no coincidence that the date happens to fall on the anniversary of the premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood back in 1967. Much more than just a loveable [...]

Public Speaking Advice from Mister Rogers2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points

Category: Content Data-driven messages can be complex. They can ramble through spreadsheets. Worse, they can fail to make points. But you can eliminate these issues by focusing your message on three key points. Picking three things to focus on isn’t hard. Just ask yourself, “What are the three things that my listeners must remember?” [...]

Simplify Your Data-Driven Message with Three Key Points2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden

Category: Tips from Celebrities “If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned ‘winning’.” As this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament winds down, we’d be remiss not to remember the famed head coach of the UCLA Bruins, John Wooden. Wooden is considered to [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden2019-09-21T18:44:29-05:00

Is There a Code Against Smiling at Work? Sometimes it Seems that Way and It’s Too Bad

Category: Facial Energy “There are some people who raise their upper lip so high, or let the lower lip sag so much, that their teeth are almost entirely visible. This is entirely contrary to decorum, which forbids you to allow your teeth to be uncovered, since nature gave us lips to conceal them.” Those words [...]

Is There a Code Against Smiling at Work? Sometimes it Seems that Way and It’s Too Bad2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life

By Joey Asher Category: Content I received a lesson in business development and lifestyle improvement once in New Hampshire, where I was consulting with a large flooring company. I was about to have breakfast with Jim, a VP and legendary flooring salesman for over 30 years. Walking to our table, Jim stopped to chat with [...]

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

Checklist For a Winning New Business Presentation

By Joey Asher Category: Sales I recently read surgeon and journalist Atul Gawande’s bestseller “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.” It’s about the power of checklists. For example, a five-step checklist saved 1,500 lives and $200 million by reducing infections in Michigan hospitals. The first step on that checklist was that the doctor [...]

Checklist For a Winning New Business Presentation2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News

Many of us have to deliver unwanted messages. For example, my dentist recently told me that some of my old fillings were deteriorating and needed to be replaced.   “They’ve served you well for many years,” she told me. “But those old fillings don’t last forever.”   That was an unwanted message. And yet I was [...]

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News2019-09-21T18:44:30-05:00
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