How Would Steven Spielberg Present Your Data-Driven Presentation?

By Joey Asher Category: Content Why do so many data-driven presentations stink? They’re boring. They’re confusing. They’re stuck in the weeds. They fail to provide context. They fail to tell a story. So, if you want to learn how to give a great presentation using data, learn the keys to telling a riveting story. And [...]

How Would Steven Spielberg Present Your Data-Driven Presentation?2020-09-22T20:45:06-05:00

Here’s a New Years Resolution to Help Your Business: Learn to Remember Names

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 available [...]

Here’s a New Years Resolution to Help Your Business: Learn to Remember Names2020-12-28T17:25:04-05:00

Need to Give a Holiday Toast? Think: Focus, Story, Passion

Category: Networking With families gathering for the holidays, you just might have to give a toast.  And if you want to do it well, think FSP: Focus, Story, Passion. Focus: Remember that people don’t like long rambling toasts. Make one point about the person that you’re toasting.  “I want to make a toast to our [...]

Need to Give a Holiday Toast? Think: Focus, Story, Passion2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Bruce Lee

Public Speaking  Tip from Bruce Lee By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Simplicity is the key to brilliance." Those are the words of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. While he may not have been speaking about public speaking, he certainly could have been. Great speakers focus on doing just a few things well: keeping the [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Bruce Lee2021-01-05T12:23:09-05:00

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says By Joey Asher Category: Other It’s been one of those weeks. You’re feeling low. You’re burned out. You’re ready to give up and become a professional fisherman. And you’re certainly not looking forward to giving that presentation tomorrow to the board of directors. At [...]

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says2020-12-08T11:45:22-05:00

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 the truth is embarrassing. Similarly, if you want to give [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou

CLICK HERE to listen/view the recorded webinar “How to Use Humor in Your Presentations" Public Speaking Tips from My Dog Balou By Joey Asher Category: Content, Eye Contact, Facial Energy My dog Balou was a 60-pound, black-lab mix that we adopted at a PetSmart rescue day 15 years ago. He passed away last week [...]

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou2021-07-01T07:54:27-05:00

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 [...]

Your Presentation is Too Dang Long2020-09-22T20:45:12-05:00

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 [...]

Support Your Data by Telling the Story Behind the Numbers2020-09-22T20:45:13-05:00
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