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Who the heck is Julius Dogwood?

Ah, the elusive Julius Dogwood, author, explorer, raconteur, gadabout and general man of mystery. He is, in other words, me. Julius Dogwood, a nom de plume A nom de plume, or pen name. How cool

By |2023-12-12T14:56:59+00:00December 12 2023|

I wrote a book of nursery rhymes

  So, I wrote a book of nursery rhymes. Here's how that happened: After working for almost a year on a book that would encapsulate my extensive knowledge on public speaking and presentation skills, I

By |2023-11-27T11:19:15+00:00November 20 2023|

What is SP Squared?

  I'm running a course through easylaughs starting next week called SP Squared. SP Squared stands for "Stage Presence & Solo Performance" and my goal is to turn the participants into powerful and confident (and

By |2023-10-25T13:36:41+00:00October 25 2023|

Stage Presence & Solo Performance

  I recently posted a blog about the idea of challenging yourself and how that leads to acquiring new and better skills. And that reminded me of another upskilling opportunity for me, and for you

By |2023-10-04T15:15:14+00:00October 4 2023|

Learn to like what you get

I sometimes tell my kids the following refrain: "We get what we get and we don't get upset". I like to think it helps them deal with disappointment and frustration. I'm not sure it works,

By |2023-09-30T21:48:27+00:00September 30 2023|

An important lesson from Martin Short

Martin Short (Marty to his friends) is regarded as one of the best talk show interviews ever. He's guaranteed to bring playful engagement, rich banter, and pure joy to each and every appearance. What's his

By |2023-08-25T13:32:15+00:00August 25 2023|