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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Your Pitch Pass the $300,000 Challenge?

Let's imagine that someone drops a satchel filled with $300,000 cash in front of you. He tells you that you will get the money under one condition. "After your presentation is done, I'm going to grab three members of your audience," he says. "And I'm going to ask them to restate your key messages. If [...]

What to Do When Stumped By A Question; How to Coolly Say “I Don’t Know”

By Joey Asher Category: Other If you give enough presentations, it's going to happen. Someone's going to ask a question and you're not going to know the answer. Maybe you just need a moment to think about it. Or maybe you just have no clue what to say. So what do you do? Here's what [...]

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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