Should I Start My Presentation with a Joke?

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar "How to Start Any Presentation". Should I Start my Presentation with a Joke? By Joey Asher Category: Content “I like to break the ice with a joke.” We hear that all the time.  But how does a joke break the ice? Usually jokes thicken the ice because they [...]

Should I Start My Presentation with a Joke?2020-09-22T20:45:01-05:00

Five Rules for Team Presentations

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar. Five Rules for Team Presentations By Joey Asher Category: Other Just because three of you have to give a presentation together, doesn’t mean that you’ll come across as a strong team. Indeed, one of the biggest tests for a team presentation is just seeming like a group of [...]

Five Rules for Team Presentations2020-09-22T20:45:01-05:00

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Questions 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 [...]

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Questions2020-12-08T10:54:20-05:00

How to Conduct Better Conference Calls During the Coronavirus Crisis

CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded webinar. H0w to Conduct Better Conference Calls During the Coronavirus Crisis 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 [...]

How to Conduct Better Conference Calls During the Coronavirus Crisis2020-09-22T20:45:01-05:00

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick

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 [...]

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick2020-12-07T15:00:32-05:00

[PODCAST] Speechworks Podcast – Julie Lindsay and Lisa Chang

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.    ABOUT - JULIE LINDSAY Prior to being a Speechworks coach, Julie enjoyed a long career in broadcasting. She was a reporter with the BBC in London, reporting on everything from terrorist [...]

[PODCAST] Speechworks Podcast – Julie Lindsay and Lisa Chang2020-02-02T17:55:18-05:00

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

The Entrepreneur's Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn't Just About Ideas. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Practice 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 up by the bootstraps. So, when [...]

The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas2020-12-07T14:50:45-05:00

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

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other An estimated 10,000 baby boomers leave the workforce every day. Current projections show millennials will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. It’s a sea change that Travis Dommert navigates every day [...]

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert2020-12-07T15:03:33-05:00

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
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