Smile and the World Smiles with You

By: Julie Lindsay Category: Facial Energy There’s wisdom in a smile when it comes to business presentations. I hail from England where smiling at a complete stranger will guarantee you a nervous glance and a wide berth. Living in the southern United States for 20 years has remedied that. I now grin merrily at [...]

Smile and the World Smiles with You2019-12-19T14:10:45-05:00

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

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 in his role as Senior Vice President of Jackson Healthcare – the 3rd largest healthcare staffing [...]

How Training “Millennials” Benefits the Entire Workforce: An Interview with Talent Development Expert Travis Dommert2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

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

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

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 [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

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”2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

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 on YouTube, and iPhone-addled attention spans -- to hear [...]

The Speech is Dead. Long Live the Interactive Presentation2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00
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