How to Find Your Authentic Speaking Style

By Joey Asher Category: Facial Energy, Body Energy Imagine that you’re at dinner with a close friend or family member. And you’re talking with a great deal of intensity about something that you’re passionate about. That is the kind of presentation style we recommend. We want you to speak with the same energy that you bring [...]

Be Nice: A Strategy for Business Development and Life

By Joey Asher Category: Content I received a lesson in business development and lifestyle improvement once in New Hampshire, where I was consulting with a large flooring company. I was about to have breakfast with Jim, a VP and legendary flooring salesman for over 30 years. Walking to our table, Jim stopped to chat with [...]

Learning from Your Dentist: The Keys to Delivering Bad News

Many of us have to deliver unwanted messages. For example, my dentist recently told me that some of my old fillings were deteriorating and needed to be replaced.   “They’ve served you well for many years,” she told me. “But those old fillings don’t last forever.”   That was an unwanted message. And yet I was [...]

Number One Crime Against Audiences: Speaking Too Long!

Category: Practice In the Speechworks Code of Crimes Against Audiences, speaking beyond your time limit during a presentation is a crime punishable by hanging, being shot, electrocuted, drawn and quartered, and lethal injection. At the very least, someone should give you a wedgie. If you have 20 minutes to speak, don't ever, under any [...]

Public Speaking Lessons from John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address

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 [...]

Overcoming Brain Freeze: Speaking With Confidence for Non-Native Speakers

Nancy Vason Nancy has been coaching executives at Speechworks for ten years. She teaches Business Communication in the Georgia Tech MBA program. During her former career with Bellsouth, she was a sales skills instructor and wrote speeches for C-level executives. She has also worked as a performance consultant, developing training programs to [...]

Drive Home the Point of Your Story at the End

By Joey Asher Category: Content One of the biggest mistakes that speakers make in telling stories is not driving home the point to the listener at the end. One of our coaches was working recently with a college student who was preparing for a round of job interviews. He had a nice story about how [...]

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