Public Speaking Advice from James Brown

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he's got it all." Those are the words of the Godfather of Soul, the recently departed James Brown. And while he probably wasn’t [...]

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown2021-01-05T12:21:23-05:00

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation By Joey Asher Category: Networking, Body Energy, Voice Energy I was at a seated holiday dinner party this week and decided to play one of my favorite games. It's called, "How long can I get my dinner partner to talk by asking one question?" I [...]

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation2020-12-07T15:16:46-05:00

How to Present to a Tyrant

By Joey Asher Category: Practice And you think you have a tough boss? Consider the poor Amazon engineer that gave a presentation to CEO Jeff Bezos only to have him say, “Why are you wasting my life?” Bezos is notoriously difficult in meetings, according to “The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” [...]

How to Present to a Tyrant2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

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

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to Anderson Cooper By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities If you're thinking of dying your gray hair, don't do it if you're a man, says the famously gray-headed anchor Anderson Cooper. “In the TV news business, gray equals gravitas,” writes Cooper in a funny column posted to [...]

The Public Speaking Value of Gray Hair, According to CNN’s Anderson Cooper2021-01-05T12:25:56-05:00

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience By Joey Asher Category: Nerves There are many good tactics for beating the fear of public speaking. Extensive rehearsal helps the most. Physical exertion can reduce the adrenaline-driven jitters. Comedian Billy Crystal once said that he did push-ups to deal with [...]

To Deal with Your Fear of Public Speaking, Focus on Helping the Audience2020-10-28T16:26:15-05:00

Spotlight on our Coaches – JD Clockadale

Spotlight on Our Coaches: JD Clockadale By Joey Asher Category: Other It's hard to put Speechworks coach JD Clockadale into a box. He is a Georgia Tech educated engineer, athlete, a nationally recognized sales trainer, and an author. Oh, and don't forget he's one of the founders of the City of Brookhaven. But one thing [...]

Spotlight on our Coaches – JD Clockadale2020-12-08T11:46:39-05:00

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webin Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers By Joey Asher Category: Content Are you a lousy speaker? It might be because you believe one of the following lies. Lie # 1: My topic is dull. When I was a newspaper reporter, we had a saying: [...]

Lies We Tell Ourselves that Hold Us Back as Public Speakers2021-09-24T08:50:40-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie By Joey Asher Category: Other Before joining Speechworks as a coach, Jan was a Speechworks client (or, as she puts it, "a raving fan!"). She spent nearly 20 years at The Weather Channel. For 10 of those years, she served as director of their award-winning Learning and Development Department. [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Jan McKenzie2020-12-08T11:47:49-05:00

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A When I tell people that they need to leave as much as half of their time for Q&A, I get some worried looks. Inevitably, one of those worried listeners will say, “But what if no one asks questions?” That’s not usually a problem if you understand “Joey’s Law of Audience [...]

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”2020-09-22T20:45:12-05:00
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