I apply storytelling principles crafted from four decades of communications experience in front of the TV camera and online.
Those principles build the foundation for an online presence and an audience for it.
Do You Get Bored Looks From Audiences?
I Create Spellbinding Stories.
My digital media achievements date back to 2004 when I started an influential blog with an international audience at CBS.
Since 2008, companies including members of the Fortune 500 have invested in my communications expertise.
My clients regard me as their business accelerator. While they have their heads down working inside their businesses, I help keep them competitive in the ever-changing digital media technoscape.
Companies must stay ahead of the crushing footsteps of business-centric competitors like Amazon.
I speak the language of business. My wisdom is endowed with critical thinking skills from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.
The College named me an Outstanding Alumnus in 2001, the first non-architect ever recognized. I also earned a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from the University of Texas at Dallas business school.
A newspaper profile once compared me to the tortoise in Aesop’s Fables — slow, steady, and persevering. I am perfectly pleased with this characterization. The race to authenticity is not always swift.
Storytelling is in my DNA. I grew up at the feet of elders who told spellbinding tales of surviving the Great Depression and their life in the booming Texas oil patch of the 1930s
The most prestigious awards of journalism were bestowed on me by my peers. A Peabody Award. Three Alfred I. duPont Columbia Journalism Awards. The Edward R. Murrow Award. The American Bar Association Silver Gavel. More than fifty and counting.
My stories impacted millions of people during thousands of hours of reporting on television and in new media. They changed lives and they changed laws.
During some assignments, my reporting literally occurred under fire while I was embedded with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Those experiences sharpened my craft into fast, efficient, and effective.
I am a member of the FBI’s North Texas Chapter of InfraGard which was formed in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.
I belong to Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE). It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving investigative reporting around the world.
What is my key to telling a memorable story? I ask the right questions.
Listen – Think – Speak™
I use this process to capture the essence of a person, product, or place.
I’ve done it with everyone from presidents to preachers.
A viewer’s mind is my canvas. That’s where I paint my stories.
Life begins and ends with a story.
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My interests outside of professional writing and videography include horseback riding in the Western and English Disciplines; French Impressionist Painting; American, English, French, and Roman history/architecture; the neuroscience of storytelling; entrepreneurship; and productivity.