Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.

CLICK HERE to listen to the audio podcast. By: Julie Lindsay, Speechworks Category: Other Swimming Upstream: Coke’s Brand New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-downs, Life Lessons and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership. When you talk to Lisa Chang today, what you hear is the poised and confident [...]

Swimming Upstream: Coke’s New Chief People Officer Speaks Candidly About Knock-Downs, Life Lessons, and Making Your Voice Heard as a Powerful Woman in Leadership.2020-01-21T09:44:50-05:00

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

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 you short of breath. They can make your skin flush [...]

Got Nerves? How to De-Stress and Power Through that Presentation!2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

“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

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 is tested and [...]

FAQs About Q&A2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid

By Joey Asher Category: Content, Nerves You’re standing in front 250 people at major industry conference. Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You’re about to deliver a presentation that you hope will boost your image in the minds of your colleagues and business partners. Your first words are critical. They can put [...]

Want to Start Your Speech Off Right? Here are a Few Traps to Avoid2019-09-21T18:44:22-05:00

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 notice your gestures.” I understand why people [...]

What Do I Do with My Hands?2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

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 Light2019-09-21T18:44:23-05:00

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
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