In a bit of a departure from our typical “Public Speaking Tips from Celebrities” column, we wanted to use this month’s edition to pay homage to the recently departed Muhammad Ali. In the ranks of quotable celebrities, he was surely a contender for world champion.
At Ali’s memorial service in Louisville last week, his dear friend Billy Crystal delivered a eulogy that exemplifies our “connection, not perfection” mantra. Crystal’s message was authentic, delivered with passion and enthusiasm, and more than anything, connected him with the audience and the man he was memorializing.
Take a few minutes to watch the clip and you’ll see what we mean: Watch Video.
Joey Asher has worked with thousands 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 available now. He is also the author three previous books including “How to Win a Pitch: The Five Fundamentals That Will Distinguish You from the Competition”, “Selling and Communication Skills for Lawyers” and “Even A Geek Can Speak.”