“Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he’s got it all.”
Those are the words of the Godfather of Soul, the recently departed James Brown. And while he probably wasn’t talking about public speaking, to our mind he was making a point about how to make an impression on audiences. And that point is this: how you look matters. And James Brown looked gooooooood. To view a video of James Brown singing “I Feel Good” click here.
At Speechworks, we think that to connect with audiences you have to have both style and substance. But we agree with James Brown that appearance matters. That’s why we spend much of our workshops, showing you how you look on camera and coaching you in how to look better.
In our workshops, we focus on two areas:
How to organize a message that is tight, simple and focused on audience needs. Speechworks teaches a simple Formula for focusing on listener needs. We believe that if you have strong content, you will be more confident when you get up to speak.
How to deliver the message in a style that connects with the listeners. We focus on eye contact, gestures, voice energy, and facial energy. Our coaches will give you private feedback on where you most need to improve.
Consider attending an upcoming workshop. We’ll coach you to look and feel good.
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.”