Joey Asher

By Joey Asher Category: Practice With the world in Coronavirus lockdown, we’re all using teleconference technology more than ever.   So how can we conduct teleconferences so that they seem as “normal” and “in-person” as possible? Put everyone on camera When you’re not seen, it’s easy to check out and do emails rather than be [...]

Joey Asher2020-03-26T13:30:32-05:00

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick

By: Julie Lindsay Category: Other There are many approaches to coaching new skills like public speaking. At Speechworks, we strongly favor the carrot rather than the stick.  When learning something new, I’ve been on the receiving end of both carrots and sticks over the years. The sticks tend to be the experiences that well.. [...]

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick2020-03-02T13:03:00-05:00

Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio podcast. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other Swimming Upstream: Coke’s Brand New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-downs, Life Lessons and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership. When you talk to Lisa Chang today, what you hear is the poised and confident [...]

Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.2020-01-21T09:44:50-05:00

Smile and the World Smiles with You

By: Julie Lindsay Category: Facial Energy There’s wisdom in a smile when it comes to business presentations. I hail from England where smiling at a complete stranger will guarantee you a nervous glance and a wide berth. Living in the southern United States for 20 years has remedied that. I now grin merrily at [...]

Smile and the World Smiles with You2019-12-19T14:10:45-05:00

The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio podcast. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Practice The Entrepreneur's Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn't Just About Ideas It’s all about the shoes. That’s Charlie Lehman’s secret ingredient for stepping into success with his startup company Convex Minds. Lehman, a former U.S. Navy officer, is familiar with pulling himself [...]

The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas2020-01-31T11:20:36-05:00

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 Trainer2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

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

By Joey Asher 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 World.” "Perform from the fear. You’ll have to adapt this one [...]

“The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

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 of your colleagues and business partners. Your first words are critical. They can put [...]

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

The Communication Skills Workout: 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 Tae Bo. And I actually borrowed the P90X CDs from [...]

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

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 notice your gestures.” I understand why people [...]

What Do I Do with My Hands?2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00
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