I try to respond to every email, especially ones with Amazon gift certificates. But, I receive a ton of daily requests including authors asking for reviews of their work or family members mooching money. So, I need professional boundaries.
- I ain’t no publishing expert. Other folks, like Jane Friedman, specialize in getting authors published and marketing their work. Jane was the publisher of the second edition of CWS and is a Yoda to authors—I totally trust her opinion. She offers all kinds of consulting advice and services at janefriedman.com.
- I’m often asked to be the arbiter of funny. I have strong, semi-educated opinions of funny but the response of one person really doesn’t matter. Funny, especially commercial funny, demands audience feedback. I encourage authors to field-test their material by blogging, performing stand-up, or giving speeches.
- I receive many invitations to speak to professional groups. I do content-driven talks fueled with an abundance of funny. My topics include:
Psychology. As an educational psychologist, I specialize in stress management, death and dying, and assertiveness training. My generic keynote talk focuses on the power of funny in everyday and professional settings.
Golf. I wrote a beginners guide to golf, KISSing Golf: The Keep it Simple (Stupid) Instructional Guide, and I authored a golf column, The Golf Shrink. I conduct humorous, informative golf clinics and talks.
Education. Teaching is my passion, and I love training college professors and K-12 educators how to use humor in traditional and online classrooms.
Please use the form below to contact me. If you’re interested in me as a speaker, then make sure to include event details such as date, time, location, objectives, and audience. And, feel free to attach to your message an Amazon gift certificate.