Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick

By: Julie Lindsay Category: Other There are many approaches to coaching new skills like presentation skills or 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 [...]

Speechworks Coaching Favors the Carrot over the Stick2020-02-25T10:47:44-05:00

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

FAQs About Q&A

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 which the speaker’s credibility is tested and [...]

FAQs About Q&A2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

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

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage.

By Joey Asher Category: Nerves During one of our recent workshops, a woman banker had just delivered a wonderfully engaging presentation about a program she was passionate about. During the presentation, she smiled. She moved around the room. She spoke with excitement in her voice and in her face. When she sat down, our coach [...]

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage.2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

Instead of Trying to be Funny, Try to Keep it Light

By Joey Asher Category: Content “Can you teach me how to be funny?” That’s a question I get a lot. And the answer is “No”. But I can teach you to keep it light. And for most business settings, that’s better than being funny. Being Funny is Hard in A Business Setting In a workshop [...]

Instead of Trying to be Funny, Try to Keep it Light2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud

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 [...]

The Value of Rehearsing Out Loud2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

Can You “Answer that Question” in One Sentence?

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A On the classic game show “Name that Tune”, contestants would compete to name a popular song in as few a notes a possible.  We’d like to see a business world version of that game called “Answer that Question.” In this game, contestants must answer the question in as few sentences [...]

Can You “Answer that Question” in One Sentence?2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00
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