‘Awesome’: The most overused word in English Join the anti-awesome movement and expand your vocabulary with these ‘amazing’ alternatives—45 of them. Now mind you, I don’t want to banish “awesome” entirely. Occasionally, it is the best choice. But I would love to… (READ MORE)

Information Overload

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Have you ever walked into a room with great purpose only to find out that you’re clueless as to why you walked in there? Have you been in the middle of a conversation (or speech) only to have your mind… (READ MORE)

History of Money


Using visual aids to help inform is a great way to deliver a speech. I gave a presentation on the history of money using the photos to visually support my spoken word. The History of Money   Have you ever wondered … (READ MORE)

On A Wing & A Prayer

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A Wing and A Prayer By Douglas Bayliss Although we arrived at the Hunterdon County Medical Center without incident, what ensued was something neither one of us was prepared for. We probably should have taken that Lamaze class! After getting checked… (READ MORE)

Ode to The Gettysburg Addressers


As part of a membership drive, our Toastmasters club in Gettysburg, PA hosted an open house in 2010. I wrote this original poem for the occasion. My inspiration for the poem comes from “I Am the Very Model of a… (READ MORE)