Telling stories on the page and on the stage
An piece produced by The Atlantic on my first year of teacher and my first difficult student. I highly recommend.
Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization founded and produced by me and my wife, Elysha Dicks. We produce storytelling shows in Hartford at Real Art Ways and throughout the region at a number of partnered venues. We also teach storytelling to people from all walks of life.
I deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches, and inspirational talks. I conduct author visits to schools and universities and host storytelling events. I tell personal stories. I speak on the topics of education, writing, storytelling, personal productivity, and achieving one's goals.
I help people set and achieve goals by working closely with them to design action plans, develop strategies to boost productivity and efficiency, and change habits detrimental to their success, all in the pursuit of helping people realize their dreams.