Spotlight on Our Coaches – Kene Iloenyosi

Category: Other The first things people typically notice about Kene are his impeccable fashion sense and his interesting accent (in that order). Originally from Nigeria, Kene also lived in Zambia prior to moving to the United States. The diversity of his personal and professional experiences enables him to coach individuals from all organizational levels. His [...]

Your Presentation is Too Dang Long

By Joey Asher Category: Content There's a political party in New York called, "The Rent is Too D*** High." I think there should be another party called “Your Presentation is Too Dang Long.” With that in mind, one of the best things you can do to make your presentation more exciting is to shorten it. So what [...]

How to Make Statistics Sing

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

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo

Category: Other Marilyn is a former CNN Headline News anchor and a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and reporter. In addition to working with corporate clients and overseeing Speechworks’ media training program, she serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. We asked Marilyn to share how she transitioned [...]

Public Speaking Advice from JFK

Category: Tips from Celebrities “Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary.” With political conventions still fresh on everyone’s minds, John Fitzgerald Kennedy certainly stands out as a great speaker, including his 1960 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in L.A. And his observation above underscores a mistake [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers

By Joey Asher Category: Content Everyone that uses data knows how easy it is to twist numbers to reach a biased conclusion. So how can you make people believe your data? How about telling the story of how your data was compiled? Here is an excerpt from a presentation by a client that wanted to [...]

How to Give a Great Webinar

By Joey Asher Category: Content Leo Tolstoy began his masterpiece “Anna Karenina” with the sentence “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Here’s my twist on that great opening line: “All lousy webinars are alike; each good webinar is good by following a few principles.” Lousy webinars are [...]

For a Great Presentations, Practice this Rule

Guy Kawasaki is a technology guru and venture capitalist who listens to a lot of presentations from entrepreneurs seeking money for start-up ventures.  The overwhelming majority of the presentations he hears are, as he says, “crap.” And so he demands that all presentations at his business, Garage Technology Ventures, follow what he calls the “10/20/30 [...]

“Three Q” Method Creates A Simple Presentation that Audiences Will Love!

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A Most presentations are complicated messes.  Listeners wonder “What are the key points?”, “Why should I care?”, “Why is this so complicated?” and “Do we have to look at that many slides?” Complicated presentations are so unnecessary. There is a fast approach to creating simple presentations that connect with the needs [...]

Use a Mirror to Improve Your Presentation Style

By Joey Asher Category: Practice When we were selling our old house several years ago, my five-year-old daughter Annie loved giving tours to prospective buyers.  She hustled husbands and wives around, showing off the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms etc. Arriving at the living room she would stand at a spot in front of our large, framed [...]

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