Alan Alda

May 1, 2017

Speech Coaching Made Easy

In a “Wizard of Id” cartoon, the first scene shows the king finishing a speech to his people. As the king leaves, his assistant says […]
November 21, 2011

Hyperbole: Making a Point Memorable

            A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration to make a point. For example, my father was very quiet and rarely joined family conversations. My mother […]
October 4, 2011

Strengthening Your Speech by Quoting Others

When someone says or writes something powerful or memorable, you might think, “Why couldn’t I say it like that?”  Well, you can!  Jot down the […]
September 29, 2011

Top Ten “Must-Reads”

I cannot stress the importance of reading books without suggesting some books to read!  Since I have averaged reading 75 books a year for the […]
April 7, 2011

Comedians Can Write, Too!

I typically think of Tina Fey in connection with "30 Rock" or "Saturday Night Live."  I would not expect her literary skills to show up in an […]