Say More With Less

Why do women struggle so much to reach levels men easily achieve when it comes to professional speaking? Randy Harvey, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking’s answer: “economy of words”. In her popular 2006 book “The Female Brain”, Louann Brizendine Continue reading Say More With Less

To Gesture, or Not to Gesture? That is the Question.

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”  ~ Albert Camus I have an International Speech Contest speech posted on You Tube. It’s been fun and educational to watch the comments. Among the appreciators are some Continue reading To Gesture, or Not to Gesture? That is the Question.

But They Might Steal My Ideas!

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” ~ Sir Isaac Newton Almost thirty years ago I was told a horrible tale by a very bitter man. He was my student band teacher and Continue reading But They Might Steal My Ideas!

Sage speaking advice from a true gentleman

My dad was a gentleman. He had poise, discipline, intelligence, wit, charm, was an avid reader and loved to share his vast knowledge to help others. As kids, my brothers and I would roll our eyes whenever my dad “shared”. Continue reading Sage speaking advice from a true gentleman