My grandma likely suffered a stroke this past week. She was speaking fine before but now she tries to talk and what comes out is sometimes Yiddish, sometimes Polish, occasionally English, but most of the time gibberish. We know she's still mostly there mentally but of course she is very frustrated. [more inside]
Any tips for talking on the phone to someone with cognitive damage? [more inside]
How can I work on a more "natural" delivery (emphasis, pitch, etc.) when reading books aloud? [more inside]
How did you learn to express your thoughts in a way that is clear and thorough - but concise? [more inside]
I stutter. I don't want to. Maybe you can help. [more inside]
When I look at the amazingly eloquent, sophisticated speeches of the past (think those of Milton, Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, and many more), I wonder: who are the towering orators of our generation -- the combined profound thinkers, moving speakers, and verbal artists of exquisite capacity?
Help me speak and write two phrases in Farsi. [more inside]