What Does it Take to Become a Great Speaker? Desire!

Question: How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: Just one. But the light bulb has to want to change. That’s what we tell people when they ask if they can really improve their communication skills. Of course you can improve. But, like the light bulb, only if you want to. [...]

What Does it Take to Become a Great Speaker? Desire!2019-09-21T18:44:31-05:00

Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Be a Bore

By Joey Asher Category: Content Remember how fascinated you were the last time someone told you a detailed plot of their favorite movie? Didn’t think so. Detailing a movie plot is just one of “Seven Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Risk Being a Bore” according to Gretchen Rubin, an author, lawyer, and [...]

Topics to Avoid if You Don’t Want to Be a Bore2019-09-21T18:44:31-05:00

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These

Category: Other ‘Tis the Season for good cheer and goodwill.  So if you’re going to deliver an insult, make it classy and witty. There are plenty of websites (many of them quite raunchy so be careful), dedicated to insults.  Here is a list of clever, clean, and witty insults. "He has all the virtues [...]

If You’re Looking For a Classy Insult, Try These2019-09-21T18:44:32-05:00

Great Communicators Connect with Boldness

Category: Body Energy "Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing." Thomas Fuller, an English writer, said those words four centuries ago.   And they’re still true today, especially as they pertain to business communication skills. At Speechworks, we believe that great communication is about boldly and passionately making simple, easy-to-understand points, [...]

Great Communicators Connect with Boldness2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Tip From Elizabeth Taylor

“I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes,” said the movie superstar Elizabeth Taylor.  “Everything makes me nervous - except making films." The point is that even great movie stars get nervous when they have to stand up in public. But with coaching and practice, everyone can learn to overcome their anxiety.  In our [...]

Public Speaking Tip From Elizabeth Taylor2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Lessons in Persuasion, Communication and Leadership from Capt. James T. Kirk

Joey Asher President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. He has worked with hundreds of business people helping them learn how to communicate in a way that connects with clients. His new book 15 Minutes Including Q&A: a Plan to Save the World from Lousy Presentations” is available [...]

Lessons in Persuasion, Communication and Leadership from Capt. James T. Kirk2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Public Speaking Lessons from John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

Joey Asher President of Speechworks, a selling and communication skills coaching company in Atlanta. He has worked with hundreds of business people helping them learn how to communicate in a way that connects with clients. His new book 15 Minutes Including Q&A: a Plan to Save the World from Lousy Presentations” is available [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address2019-09-21T18:44:33-05:00

Solutions + Stories = Great Sales Pitch

When you’re selling services and other intangible things, it’s important to include a proposed solution to the prospect’s challenge and a story about how that solution has worked in the past. That solution coupled with a story is one of the only ways for a prospect to get a true feel for what they’re buying. Think [...]

Solutions + Stories = Great Sales Pitch2019-09-21T18:44:34-05:00

Asking for Small Commitments in a Sales Presentation Can Pay Off with Big Orders

By Joey Asher Category: Sales Call it the small commitment paradox. You’ll make more sales if you ask for less at the end of your sales pitches. That’s right. Asking for less yields more, according to a study detailed in Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, a book by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve [...]

Asking for Small Commitments in a Sales Presentation Can Pay Off with Big Orders2019-09-21T18:44:34-05:00

Five Resolutions for Better Presentations This Year

By Joey Asher Category: Practice If you’re looking for a resolution this year that is a little different than “I’m going to stop eating desserts”, we have some communication skills resolutions that will help your career by helping you connect better with audiences. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will improve your speaking skills. [...]

Five Resolutions for Better Presentations This Year2019-09-21T18:44:34-05:00
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