Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News

Many of us have to deliver unwanted messages. For example, my dentist recently told me that some of my old fillings were deteriorating and needed to be replaced.   “They’ve served you well for many years,” she told me. “But those old fillings don’t last forever.”   That was an unwanted message. And yet I was [...]

Great Communicators Connect with Boldness

Category: Body Energy "Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing." Thomas Fuller, an English writer, said those words four centuries ago.   And they’re still true today, especially as they pertain to business communication skills. At Speechworks, we believe that great communication is about boldly and passionately making simple, easy-to-understand points, [...]

Public Speaking Tip From Elizabeth Taylor

“I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes,” said the movie superstar Elizabeth Taylor.  “Everything makes me nervous - except making films." The point is that even great movie stars get nervous when they have to stand up in public. But with coaching and practice, everyone can learn to overcome their anxiety.  In our [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

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 [...]

Overcoming Brain Freeze: Speaking With Confidence for Non-Native Speakers

Nancy Vason Nancy has been coaching executives at Speechworks for ten years. She teaches Business Communication in the Georgia Tech MBA program. During her former career with Bellsouth, she was a sales skills instructor and wrote speeches for C-level executives. She has also worked as a performance consultant, developing training programs to [...]

Motivate Change by Scripting Critical Moves

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 [...]

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