About Me

With a background as a speaking champion, professional musician, award-winning journalist, and university public speaking instructor, my writings include the bestselling book, "How to Become a Super Speaker: The 7 Principles for Speaking with Confidence and Connecting with Audiences," and "The Social Media President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Digital Engagement" (Palgrave Macmillan), coauthored with Boston University communication scholar James E. Katz. 

  • I've written scores of pieces for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, and other major media outlets.
  • I have a bachelor of arts in English, a bachelor of education, and a master of arts in communication
  • I have been the voice of academics and business professionals in books and articles as a ghostwriter and public communicator. 
  • My experiences as an acclaimed Rutgers University public speaking instructor and as a guitarist-singer at clubs, concerts, and festivals in the United States and Canada have influenced my teaching of the art of connecting with audiences. 

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