The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas

The Entrepreneur's Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn't Just About Ideas. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Practice 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 up by the bootstraps. So, when [...]

The Entrepreneur’s Secret: Why a Perfect Pitch isn’t Just About Ideas2020-12-07T14:50:45-05:00

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation! By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Nerves Welcome to the Speechworks newsletter! This month we’re focusing on nerves, a topic that’s close the heart of most public speakers. Nerves can get your heart pounding and your voice shaking. Nerves can make you sweat or make [...]

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!2020-12-07T14:47:56-05:00

“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

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

What Do I Do with My Hands?

What Do I Do with My Hands? By Joey Asher Category: Body Energy One of the most common questions I get is:  “What do I do with my hands?” To which I say: “Forget about your hands. If you’re engaging your audience with a strong message and energy, no one will [...]

What Do I Do with My Hands?2020-12-07T15:15:58-05:00

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 Light2020-09-22T20:45:03-05:00

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

Public Speaking 3.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Internet-Era

By Joey Asher Category: Networking The last 50 years in public speaking have been the JFK/Ronald Reagan era. The next 50 will be the YouTube/Talk Radio /iPhone era. Indeed, to be a great speaker today, you must learn to connect with listeners who have been conditioned by the modern media. Ancient Greeks to YouTube The [...]

Public Speaking 3.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Internet-Era2020-09-22T20:45:04-05:00

What to Do About Smartphones During a Presentation

What to do About Smartphones During a Presentation By Joey Asher Category: Other “When I’m leading a meeting, I find that people spend a lot of time typing emails. What is your strategy for dealing with the iPhone problem?” “When I’m leading a conference call, I know that there are people listening in who aren’t [...]

What to Do About Smartphones During a Presentation2020-12-07T15:08:09-05:00
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