‘Tis the season.  No, not that season. Wedding season. Well, truthfully, celebration season is more like it. Anniversaries, special birthdays, retirements and graduations all call for toasts, a few charming or thoughtful remarks, perhaps two minutes’ worth of paying tribute with some well-chosen words to a person or a couple you care about. Hopefully, the […]

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this lament:  I have a speech/presentation/tribute /introduction/thank you/eulogy/pitch/essay/personal statement) to write, and I JUST DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! We’re all in the same boat.  Remember Newton’s first law? You’re going to stay “at rest” or “in motion” unless acted upon by an external force. So […]