Brandeis University (History)
Southern Methodist University (MBA)
I love reading about history, politics, economics and particularly enjoy non-fiction and biographical accounts of past and current events. I attended Brandeis University to become educated and then pursued a career in finance and insurance to provide a living for myself and family. While in college, I participated in the Big Brothers program with a local family, serving as a mentor and teacher to them and their friends. We have remained close friends during the subsequent decades and I have been blessed to see the results of my teaching.
When my sons were growing up, I volunteered as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. During those years, I spent much time tutoring, teaching and leading by example to dozens of young boys and their families. I try to teach others how to learn so that they will possess the ability to learn. If one learns to fish, one will not be hungry and if one plants a tree, one creates shade for a lifetime.
I firmly believe that one should learn to read - and read well - so that all knowledge becomes available to you if you wish to pursue it. When taught properly and with passion, one's knowledge and breadth of understanding of history, politics and governments will not rest upon dry facts but will be incorporated into a holistic approach of the known past, present and unknown future. I love reading about history, politics, economics and particularly enjoy non-fiction and biographical accounts of past and current events. I attended Brandeis University to become educated and then pursued a career in finance and insurance to provide a living for myself and family. While in college, I participated in the Big Brothers program with
During my 30 years working career as a business owner and employee benefits consultant, I have delivered hundreds of presentations to employees and employer groups. This experience allows me to develop competence and eliminate nervousness in persons who shy away from public speaking.
I have learned how to connect with my audience and have repeatedly been told that I possess the ability to explain confusing insurance and benefit issues in commonly understood English, thus, creating an effective deliverable, i.e. presentation.
Some persons are naturally comfortable speaking to an audience but everyone can learn how to overcome the issues that prevent them from becoming effective public speakers.
I have endured poor presentations and delighted in good ones and believe that I can assist others to improve themselves in the "art" of public speaking.