I’m a creative pro who specializes in communication and educational arts. If you need to say or teach something, I can help you translate it into a form your audience will like. Sometimes the medium is me — I’m the talent or host for many things, voicing hundreds of products over the years.
More about my background and approach:
Tom Peters said, “Design is the soul of the new enterprise,” and this sums up my approach: only by uncovering the needs of our customers can we craft solutions to their problems.
Each project brings an opportunity for growth and I look for it in whatever work engages me. I’ve developed all manner of media, and on the large projects I’ve managed, I have a knack for getting the right talent and keeping them happy and productive.
With thirty years of experience, I added a degree somewhat recently – Master of Science in Instructional Technologies from Bloomsburg University’s venerable Learning & Development program.
I’m a believer in conversation as an ideal vehicle for learning.
Even vicarious, recorded conversation is immersive for learners. It’s often better, because a good interviewer gains access to best-in-field experts and takes time to prep, to craft questions we might not know to ask. To quote Jay Cross, “human conversation is the most powerful learning technology ever invented.“
Which brings us to podcasting, a format that mimics talk radio and a perfect medium for conversation.
My involvement dates to 2006, to the format’s infancy. One of my early projects, Design Guy, garnered listener praise and the attention of Apple, who featured it multiple times as an official editorial pick. It’s been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and was named one of the best programs of its kind by the premier design website, CreativeBloq.
I produce and host The Learning Circle for the Defense Acquisition University, for which I interview leading lights in our field—authors and experts who can help us master this magical process we call Learning. I also produce DAU’s business shows, All Things Small Business and DAU Podcast.
For fun, I produce a newer program about classic television called TV TERROR, which features monologue-based episodes as well as interviews with entertainment industry historians. It has enjoyed tens of thousands of downloads to date and is highly rated by listeners.
On a personal note, I enjoy writing (mostly non-fiction) about a variety of subjects. I play guitar and piano and write songs. And I take time to smell the crepe myrtle blooms down South where I reside as a transplanted New Yorker.
Of the various social media platforms, I prefer that you connect with me on LinkedIn by clicking the icon in the Follow Me section below. Thanks for checking out my site today.