The Power of Speaking without Notes

By Joey Asher Category: Practice Former UN Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young once told me a story about how he learned the importance of speaking without notes. As a minister in his early 20s, he always preached from a prepared text.  But as he was getting ready to preach to a church in Beachton [...]

The Power of Speaking without Notes2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice I drove to the Great Smokey Mountains near Townsend, TN recently to fly fish for trout. And I caught more than my fair share – 14 gorgeous rainbows. But who’s counting? Spending time with my guide -- a terrific, pony-tailed fisherman [...]

Lessons in Persuasion from a Fishing Guide2020-12-08T12:02:28-05:00

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations? By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice In the late 1800s, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed that 20 percent of the peapods in his garden yielded 80 percent of the peas. He also noted that 80 percent of the land in Italy was owned by 20 percent [...]

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?2020-12-08T12:00:56-05:00

Speak Like an Introvert

Speak Like an Introvert By Joey Asher Category: Content, Practice There’s an interesting book out called “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.” In the book, author Susan Cain explains how today’s world overvalues extroverts and undervalues introverts. And certainly extroverts get lots of credit for being natural speakers. [...]

Speak Like an Introvert2020-12-08T12:05:25-05:00

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he's got it all." Those are the words of the Godfather of Soul, the recently departed James Brown. And while he probably wasn’t [...]

Public Speaking Advice from James Brown2021-01-05T12:21:23-05:00

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation By Joey Asher Category: Networking, Body Energy, Voice Energy I was at a seated holiday dinner party this week and decided to play one of my favorite games. It's called, "How long can I get my dinner partner to talk by asking one question?" I [...]

Use the Holidays to Master the Lost Art of Conversation2020-12-07T15:16:46-05:00

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities With the holiday networking season upon us, I'm reminded of a lesson I learned from Jimmy Carter on how to connect with people.  As a cub reporter 26 years ago at The Times in Gainesville, Ga., I had the [...]

Holiday Networking Lesson in Personal Connection from Jimmy Carter2021-01-05T12:21:57-05:00

What Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season

By Joey Asher Category: Content As we enter November, it’s the season of gratitude. And so, I’d like to take this chance, on behalf of listeners everywhere, to give thanks to great presenters. Thank for you for taking a position rather than simply presenting both sides of the issue and making me decide.  As a listener, [...]

What Listeners Have to Be Thankful for This Holiday Season2020-09-22T20:45:06-05:00

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
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