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Write to the Point

Dec 6, 2022

Dennis McCarty explains how “bullshit” operates in public communication and why it’s integral to identify its strategies. He also gives advice on public speaking as he and Tony discuss the errors of pre-canned speeches; the underrated usefulness of audience analysis and humor; what celebrities taught us during the...

Oct 3, 2022

Stevi Costa, Grants Manager of Seattle Rep – the Pacific Northwest’s largest nonprofit theatre – describes the exciting challenges of writing donors to help her nonprofit grow, offering tips for navigating the particular hurdles involved in the grant writing process.

Aug 20, 2022

Award-winning debater Kendall Lindsay explains the myriad skills that are developed by engaging in competitive debate tournaments. Tony and Kendall also discuss why practicing debate is an “ethically responsible” thing to do in an increasingly polarized world inundated with social media.

Aug 20, 2022

UF Associate Professor David Kaplan (Dept. of Environmental Engineering Sciences) reflects on writing to audiences ranging from colleagues to the U.S. Supreme Court. He and Tony discuss the many surprising keys to complex yet accessible communication in the sciences.