Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer

By Joey Asher Category: Practice “You’re the one that wanted a big dog.  So if you don’t get him under control, I’m sending him to the farm.”  I didn’t’ ask what my wife meant by “the farm.” But she was mad.  Balou, our six-year-old lab, had unleashed a shockingly large stream of urine on our [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from My Dog Trainer2020-09-22T20:45:03-05:00

FAQs About Q&A

FAQs About Q&A By Joey Asher Category: Q&A In our communication skills workshops, we spend a good bit of time focused on Q&A. In fact, we feel it’s probably the most important element of a presentation. It’s when what really matters to the listeners gets addressed. It’s also the point at which the speaker’s credibility [...]

FAQs About Q&A2020-12-08T10:55:35-05:00

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid. By Joey Asher Category: Content, Nerves You’re standing in front 250 people at major industry conference. Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You’re about to deliver a presentation that you hope will boost your image in the minds [...]

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid2020-12-07T14:53:27-05:00

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!

The Communication Skills Workshop: 10 Weeks to a New You! By Joey Asher Category: Other I’m fascinated by those workouts that you see advertised on TV or the Internet.  I recently came across the “Caveman Workout” where you run through the woods in bare feet and eat raw meat. Then, there’s that kickboxing workout called [...]

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!2020-12-07T15:05:56-05:00

Instead of Trying to be Funny, Try to Keep it Light

By Joey Asher Category: Content “Can you teach me how to be funny?” That’s a question I get a lot. And the answer is “No”. But I can teach you to keep it light. And for most business settings, that’s better than being funny. Being Funny is Hard in A Business Setting In a workshop [...]

Instead of Trying to be Funny, Try to Keep it Light2020-09-22T20:45:03-05:00

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud

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 [...]

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud2020-12-07T14:58:32-05:00

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation. By Joey Asher Category: Content, Other My rabbi gave a nice sermon recently. As I listened, I couldn’t help thinking about how strange it is these days to hear an actual speech. It seems out of place -- in a world of text messages, cat videos [...]

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation2020-12-07T15:07:52-05:00

The Power of Speaking without Notes

By Joey Asher Category: Practice Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young once told me a story about how he learned the importance of speaking without notes. As a minister in his early 20s, he always preached from a prepared text.  But as he was getting ready to preach to a church in Beachton [...]

The Power of Speaking without Notes2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie

Public Speaking 4.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Post-Covid Era By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "A smile will gain you ten more years of life." Those are the words from a fortune cookie one of our coaches received after eating at her favorite Chinese restaurant.  We can’t speak to whether a smile [...]

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie2021-01-05T12:19:52-05:00

Speak Like an Introvert

Speak Like an Introvert By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice There’s an interesting book out called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” In the book, author Susan Cain explains how today’s world overvalues extroverts and undervalues introverts. And certainly extroverts get lots of credit for being natural speakers. [...]

Speak Like an Introvert2020-12-08T12:05:25-05:00
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