Jay Speyerer
Writer _Speaker _Untrainer*

Award-winning author

"Pittsburgh's Mark Twain"

 

 

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The Business Programs
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E-Mail: The Do's & Don'ts Tour
E-mail is both easy and hard. Easy to send, but hard to use properly and consistently. Because we have to send so many of them, we use short cuts. And short cuts can lead to disaster. The Do's & Don'ts program is funny and informative (in that order), and there you'll find out how to avoid hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and lost business. Jay's guarantee: you'll pause before you click that Send button.

 
Stories With A Point
Want to state facts at your next business meeting? Go ahead, then watch them evaporate. Want the facts to stick with your audience? Weave them into a story. Stories enhance your audience’s attention and increase their retention. Why? Because they’re eavesdropping on someone else’s experience. Learn the fine points of structure, description, dialogue, and getting the most out of a story.
 

You Donít Say!
Body Language. She's twisting her ring. He's adjusting his cufflinks. We constantly provide nonverbal messages during business and social interactions without even realizing it. Learn to interpret the volumes people speak even when they don't say a word.

 

Watch Your Language! (Body, that is)
We're all familiar with the idea of reading other people's unconscious signals that reveal what they're really thinking and feeling. But what about what you're revealing to them? Can you control your own nonverbal signals? The answer is yes. Learn the techniques of image control and use them to send just the right message.

 

Cultural Dynamics
Why should a man not put a Chinese colleague's business card in his wallet? Why should you be careful when ordering five drinks in a Greek bar? Why should you not ask a British person what s/he does for a living? Today's global climate provides the opportunity to interact with many cultures -- Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, Africa -- and the possibility of causing offense and misunderstanding. Learn the cultural differences in gestures and communication styles and uncover a new world of meaning.

 

A2C: American as a 2nd Culture
*Your boss calls you by your first name; how do you address your boss?
*You have a meeting. How late is late?
*What does a smile mean?
For American workers, these questions are sometimes mildly puzzling. For foreign-born workers, they can be confounding and confusing. A2C will acclimate your employees to the ins and outs of life in the American business culture. Topics include time, language, money, status, family, class, and age.

Separate program for managers/supervisors: Cultural Dynamics.

 

Platform Shoes
You have to talk to a crowd, and you're nervous. But you know more about the topic than your audience does; that's why you're standing up there. Walk the platform with confidence. Take control of the stage. Speak the words and make the moves that command attention and get results!

 


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* All of my seminars are PowerPoint-free zones. It's just the audience, the content, and me.