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You Own Your Dream

Recently, I was at group lunch with 20 colleagues from Raytheon. Fifteen fellow retirees were relaxed with smiling faces. The 5 who were still working had frown lines and green eyes – green with envy. We, the retirees, were talking… Read More→

The 3 Buckets of Table Topics Answers

How to Confidentally Answer Table Topics Questions

To hear some Toastmasters talk about Table Topics, you’d think it was a form of modern day torture. For you non-Toastmasters, Table Topics is an exercise in a club meeting that helps members practice impromptu speaking. A Table Topics Master… Read More→

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Technically True But Misleading

I am an NFL owner. Really! For a modest sum, I purchased one share of stock in the Green Bay Packers. I would post a picture of the stock certificate, but it is in a pile of papers [See my… Read More→

Patricia Fripp, Walt Grassl, and Darren LaCroix with Walt's Book, "Stand Up & Speak Up"

Get Coached to Speak Champ Camp

This past weekend, in Las Vegas, I spent two days with a dozen amazing champ-campers and two award winning speaking gurus, Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix, at the Get Coached to Speak Champ Camp. Patricia Fripp was the first female… Read More→


My Book is a Floozy

At the Toastmasters District Conference I attended on Saturday, one of the Toastmasters told me he enjoyed my book. He read it in an hour and really liked what I had to say. He told me that he passed the… Read More→