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

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

”The Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking By Joey Asher, Speechworks 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 Beverly Hillbillies Cure” for Your Fear of Public Speaking2020-12-08T10:41:50-05:00

FAQs About Q&A

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 [...]

FAQs About Q&A2020-12-08T10:55:35-05:00

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid

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 [...]

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid2020-12-07T14:53:27-05:00

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!

The Communication Skills Workshop: 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 [...]

The Communication Skills Workout: 10 Weeks to a New You!2020-12-07T15:05:56-05:00

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

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 [...]

Do you “Dare to Be that Good?” Presenting Well Takes Courage.2020-12-07T14:55:17-05:00

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 Loud2020-12-07T14:58:32-05:00

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?2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

The Most Beautiful Words in Any Presentation are “For Example”

By Joey Asher Category: Content One way to determine whether you’re a good speaker is to see how many times you use the words “For example” in your presentations. If you use those words a lot, then chances are that you’re telling lots of stories when you speak. And if you’re telling lots of stories, [...]

The Most Beautiful Words in Any Presentation are “For Example”2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation. By Joey Asher Category: Content, Other My rabbi gave a nice sermon recently. As I listened, I couldn’t help thinking about how strange it is these days to hear an actual speech. It seems out of place -- in a world of text messages, cat videos [...]

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation2020-12-07T15:07:52-05:00
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