Six Rules for Successful Team Presentations

Category: Other One of the things that many owners say when they’re interviewing design and construction teams is  “We’re looking for the best team.” So the question is: how can you come across as a great team during a 30-45 minute presentation? In watching hundreds of these shortlist interviews over the past few decades, we’ve [...]

How to Make Statistics Sing

Many years ago, one of our coaches took a statistics course at a local community college. His professor had such a heavy French accent that he literally could only understand about a third of the words he said. He learned everything from reading the textbook. Most presenters that use a lot of statistics don’t do [...]

Best Way to Use a Quote? Don’t Put it on Your Slide: Just Say It!

Category: Content A client recently sent over a deck of slides for a big presentation on leadership. The first slide was a quote from Jack Welch, the former GE Chairman. “My main job was developing talent. I was a gardener providing water and other nourishment to our top 750 people. Of course, I had to pull [...]

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 [...]

In 2019, Resolve to Ignore These Five Common (and TERRIBLE) Public Speaking Tips!

By Joey Asher Category: Other During a workshop, a client once cornered me and said, “Many years ago, I had a boss who  thought I looked great in red. He told me that I should always wear red during presentations because it made the best impression. So I’ve always worn red. What do you think [...]

If You Want to Improve Your Hand Gestures, Consider Focusing on Your Facial Energy

The face bone is connected to the wrist bone. That’s right. Very often, when our clients are having trouble improving their hand gestures, we’ll focus on their facial energy. That’s because if you improve facial energy, the gestures will often improve. “What do I do with my hands?” is a question we get from a [...]

Use Non-Comic “Shticks” to Help You Think on Your Feet and Seat

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 [...]

Drive Home the Point of Your Story at the End

By Joey Asher Category: Content One of the biggest mistakes that speakers make in telling stories is not driving home the point to the listener at the end. One of our coaches was working recently with a college student who was preparing for a round of job interviews. He had a nice story about how [...]

How Can Ben Franklin Help Improve Your Speaking Skills?

By: Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities Do you speak with all the energy of a houseplant? Do you pepper your conversation with too many “uhs” and “ums?” Do you keep your face in a permanent state of boredom? More importantly, do you want to change some of these habits? If so, then do what [...]

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