Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick By: Julie Lindsay Category: Other There are many approaches to coaching new skills like public speaking. At Speechworks, we strongly favor the carrot rather than the stick.  When learning something new, I’ve been on the receiving end of both carrots and sticks over the years. The [...]

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick2020-12-07T15:00:32-05:00

Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio podcast. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other Swimming Upstream: Coke’s Brand New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-downs, Life Lessons and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership. When you talk to Lisa Chang today, what you hear is the poised and confident [...]

Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.2020-09-22T20:45:02-05:00

If You Want to Persuade, Less is More

Category: Content You’re speaking to the board of directors, trying to win approval for a large capital improvement. Do you give them a detailed analysis of the reasons to approve the project? Or do you hit them with a few key messages supporting your position? You have a better chance of winning their approval if [...]

If You Want to Persuade, Less is More2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart

Category: Networking It’s internship hunting season. All across the country, college students are donning suits and fanning out to land the perfect summer gig. And they should! According to an annual survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 95 percent of employers said candidate experience is a factor in hiring decisions. Many [...]

Hunting for an Internship? Sales and Communication Keys to Set Yourself Apart2020-09-22T20:45:14-05:00

Help Us Celebrate

Help us Celebrate! By Joey Asher Category: Other We need your help to celebrate turning 30! We’ve just launched our new website, as well as our revamped newsletter, and a fresh look for all of our social media channels. If you’ll take just a brief second to help us spread the word, we’ll give you [...]

Help Us Celebrate2020-12-08T11:50:20-05:00

Checklist For a Winning New Business Presentation

Checklist For a Winning New Business Presentation By: Joey Asher, Speechworks 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 [...]

Checklist For a Winning New Business Presentation2020-12-08T10:29:50-05:00

Use a “Memory Palace” to Deliver Your Next Presentation without Notes

During a workshop recently, a client told me “The president of our company speaks without any notes. It’s amazing.” There is something impressive about standing in front of a group of people and giving a presentation without notes. There’s a sense of true mastery and authority that isn’t there otherwise. But how do you remember [...]

Use a “Memory Palace” to Deliver Your Next Presentation without Notes2020-09-22T20:45:16-05:00

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech By Joey Asher Category: Other, Speech Templates I’m headed to Vermont in a couple of weeks to attend my 13-year-old cousin’s bat mitzvah, the traditional service marking a Jewish child’s passage into adulthood.  A highlight of many bat/bar mitzvah services is the short blessing or speech from [...]

Template for a Parent’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Speech2020-12-08T11:53:59-05:00

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 Bore2020-09-22T20:45:18-05:00