Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation! By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Nerves Welcome to the Speechworks newsletter! This month we’re focusing on nerves, a topic that’s close the heart of most public speakers. Nerves can get your heart pounding and your voice shaking. Nerves can make you sweat or make [...]

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!2020-12-07T14:47:56-05:00

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

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking

”The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking By Joey Asher, Speechworks Category: Nerves Surf the Internet for just a few minutes and you can find some strange prescriptions for overcoming your fear of public speaking.  Here is one from Christine Kane, who bills herself as “Mentor to Women Who are Changing [...]

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking2020-12-08T10:41:50-05:00

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

What Do I Do with My Hands?

What Do I Do with My Hands? By Joey Asher Category: Body Energy One of the most common questions I get is:  “What do I do with my hands?” To which I say: “Forget about your hands. If you’re engaging your audience with a strong message and energy, no one will [...]

What Do I Do with My Hands?2020-12-07T15:15:58-05:00

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage.

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage. By Joey Asher Category: Nerves During one of our recent workshops, a woman banker had just delivered a wonderfully engaging presentation about a program she was passionate about. During the presentation, she smiled. She moved around the room. She spoke with excitement in her [...]

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage.2020-12-07T14:55:17-05:00

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

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech

It Takes Personal Courage to Give a Great Speech By Joey Asher Category: Nerves I had an English professor in college who said, “If you write a really great story, you’re screwed.” He meant that the best storytellers have the courage to open up their personal lives and tell the truth about themselves, even if [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-12-07T14:57:47-05:00
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