Keys to Listening

Keys to Listening By Joey Asher Category: Other Yogi Berra said, “You can see a lot by just looking.” Similarly, you can hear a lot by just listening. If there is one skill that will make you better at almost everything, it’s listening. Want to build a better relationship with a client or colleague? Listen. [...]

Keys to Listening2020-12-08T11:43:38-05:00

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie

Public Speaking 4.0. Connecting with Audiences in the Post-Covid Era By Joey Asher Category: Tips from Celebrities "A smile will gain you ten more years of life." Those are the words from a fortune cookie one of our coaches received after eating at her favorite Chinese restaurant.  We can’t speak to whether a smile [...]

Public Speaking Tip from a Fortune Cookie2021-01-05T12:19:52-05:00

Need to Give a Holiday Toast? Think: Focus, Story, Passion

Category: Networking With families gathering for the holidays, you just might have to give a toast.  And if you want to do it well, think FSP: Focus, Story, Passion. Focus: Remember that people don’t like long rambling toasts. Make one point about the person that you’re toasting.  “I want to make a toast to our [...]

Need to Give a Holiday Toast? Think: Focus, Story, Passion2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

How to Present to a Tyrant

By Joey Asher Category: Practice And you think you have a tough boss? Consider the poor Amazon engineer that gave a presentation to CEO Jeff Bezos only to have him say, “Why are you wasting my life?” Bezos is notoriously difficult in meetings, according to “The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” [...]

How to Present to a Tyrant2020-09-22T20:45:08-05:00

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says By Joey Asher Category: Other It’s been one of those weeks. You’re feeling low. You’re burned out. You’re ready to give up and become a professional fisherman. And you’re certainly not looking forward to giving that presentation tomorrow to the board of directors. At [...]

Negative Moods Might Make You a Better Speaker, Study Says2020-12-08T11:45:22-05:00

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 give [...]

It Takes Personal Courage to Give A Great Speech2020-09-22T20:45:10-05:00

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”

By Joey Asher Category: Q&A When I tell people that they need to leave as much as half of their time for Q&A, I get some worried looks. Inevitably, one of those worried listeners will say, “But what if no one asks questions?” That’s not usually a problem if you understand “Joey’s Law of Audience [...]

To Get More Questions, Study “Joey’s Law of Audience Behavior”2020-09-22T20:45:12-05:00

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo By Joey Asher Category: Other Marilyn is a former CNN Headline News anchor and a six-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and reporter. In addition to working with corporate clients and overseeing Speechworks’ media training program, she serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College [...]

Spotlight on Our Coaches: Marilyn Ringo2020-12-08T11:49:46-05:00

For a Great Presentations, Practice this Rule

For a Great Presentations, Practice this Rule By Joey Asher Category: Visual Aid Guy Kawasaki is a technology guru and venture capitalist who listens to a lot of presentations from entrepreneurs seeking money for start-up ventures.  The overwhelming majority of the presentations he hears are, as he says, “crap.” And so he demands that [...]

For a Great Presentations, Practice this Rule2020-12-08T11:35:57-05:00

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?

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 of the population. So was born the “Pareto Principle,” sometimes called as the “80-20 rule”. [...]

How Does the 80-20 Rule Apply to Presentations?2020-09-22T20:45:15-05:00
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