David Shribman was a self-described “nervous kid” who grew up in a small beach town in Massachusetts. Now-a-days, you are more likely to find David on the dais than anyplace else. “I speak publicly, and usually flawlessly, 12-15 times each month.”
Two giants of publishing and media in the twentieth century dealt with stuttering all throughout their lives. Henry Luce and Walter Annenberg were among the very most influential Americans of their generation.
Meet John Moore – longtime corporate marketing executive at famous brand names like Whole Foods and Starbucks. Nobody is more competitive than John. He is driven to be the best. Nothing will stand in his way… not even his stuttering. John calls himself The Stuttering Presenter.
This week, during National Stuttering Awareness Week, pay it forward for people who stutter by talking about stuttering. We know that talking about stuttering, educating others about what stuttering is and what it isn’t, and celebrating stuttering is important. But how important is it really?
My name is Paul Bailey. When I first moved to Omaha, I cooked in a corporate kitchen where I needed to interact with the customers. That meant constantly talking to them, which is a stutterer’s worst nightmare!
A local police officer stops a driver exceeding the speed limit. After the driver complies with the request to hand over his license and registration, the officer asks, “Where were you going?” The driver opens his mouth as if to speak, but no words come out.