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

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

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style By Joey Asher Category: Facial Energy, Body Energy Imagine that you’re at dinner with a close friend or family member. And you’re talking with a great deal of intensity about something that you’re passionate about. That is the kind of presentation style we recommend. We want you to [...]

How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style2020-12-07T15:17:36-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities “If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned ‘winning’.” As this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament winds down, we’d be remiss not to remember the famed head coach of [...]

Public Speaking Tip from John Wooden2021-01-05T12:42:52-05:00

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation

Category: Q&A When I was practicing law, I attended a training session where the facilitator didn’t like taking questions out of order. If you asked a question that he was going to cover later, he would say, “Let’s put that question in the parking lot.” And then he would go write the question in a [...]

Take Questions at Any Time During Your Presentation2020-09-22T20:45:14-05:00

Learn to Sell Ideas Like the Girl Scouts Sell Cookies

Learn to Sell Ideas Like the Girl Scouts Sell Cookies By: Joey Asher, Speechworks Category: Networking, Sales It’s Girl Scout Cookie season. And if you want to sell ideas during a presentation, take a lesson from those sash-wearing hoards that are hawking Thin Mints door to door. You might want to use what I [...]

Learn to Sell Ideas Like the Girl Scouts Sell Cookies2020-12-08T10:26:44-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from Peyton Manning

Public Speaking Tip from Peyton Manning By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Pressure is something you feel when you don't know what the heck you're doing.” Manning recently announced his retirement after a storied 18-year football career. Much of his success can be attributed to being such a dedicated student of the game. He [...]

Public Speaking Tip from Peyton Manning2021-01-05T12:44:03-05:00

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life

By Joey Asher Category: Content I received a lesson in business development and lifestyle improvement once in New Hampshire, where I was consulting with a large flooring company. I was about to have breakfast with Jim, a VP and legendary flooring salesman for over 30 years. Walking to our table, Jim stopped to chat with [...]

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life2020-09-22T20:45:14-05:00

Asking for Small Commitments in a Sales Presentation Can Pay Off with Big Orders

By Joey Asher Category: Sales Call it the small commitment paradox. You’ll make more sales if you ask for less at the end of your sales pitches. That’s right. Asking for less yields more, according to a study detailed in Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive, a book by Noah J. Goldstein, Steve [...]

Asking for Small Commitments in a Sales Presentation Can Pay Off with Big Orders2020-09-22T20:45:20-05:00

Use Non-Comic “Shticks” to Help You Think on Your Feet and Seat

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 [...]

Use Non-Comic “Shticks” to Help You Think on Your Feet and Seat2020-09-22T20:45:22-05:00