Being able to communicate clearly, either spoken or written, has never been more challenging than it is today. After all, if you don’t master the mechanics of effective communication, the content of your message won’t much matter!
This book is a catalog of anecdotes relevant to different subjects designed to support your speech and help you make your case. The podcast, 15 Minutes with Charlie, further reflects on these anecdotes with stories from professionals like Jack Nicklaus, Juli Inkster, and Annika Sörenstam.
Mike McCarley | American Broadcasting Executive and President of Golf for NBC Sports GroupMike McCarley is a successful American Broadcasting Executive and President of Golf for the NBC Sports Group. Mike has a deep passion for what he does, and loves to inspire others to be just as passionate as he is. By using his passion, deep connections, and experiences in the golf and sports world, Mike responds to anecdotes from Charlie Mechem’s “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer.”
Jay Stockwell | Courage and Adaptability: From Submarines to SalesJay Stockwell has made the transition from tracking submarines as a naval officer to tracking mucus viscosity for Puffs tissues to senior executive of three companies. With the help of anecdotes from “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer,” Jay is able to detail how adaptability, risk-taking, and courage enabled him to achieve such a career metamorphosis.
Tom Keckeis | Hard Work, Patience, and Persistence Always WinsTom Keckeis is the CEO of Messer Construction, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. and a firm believer in working hard, asking for advice, and learning from those around you. Using his experience in the construction world, Tom reacts to anecdotes from Charlie Mechem’s “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer.”
Dottie Pepper | Give Everything You’ve Got, and Then Give Some MoreDottie Pepper, a professional women’s golfer and current CBS golf broadcaster, reacts to Charlie Mechem’s “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer,” as she explains how courageous risk taking, imagination, deep passion, a sense of humor, and a little bit of shoe polish, helped her shoot for the stars and land on her feet to achieve her goals.
Tim Schigel | Venturing Toward Success: a Little Passion Goes a Long WayTim Schigel is a passionate consummate entrepreneur who has founded companies such as Refinery Ventures and Share This, and works hard to get involved with and support start-up companies and organizations. Tim relates to anecdotes from Charlie Mechem’s “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer,” by referencing his passion for his career.
Annika Sörenstam | Shattering the Glass Ceiling One Golf Ball at a TimeAnnika Sörenstam is one of the greatest female golfers of this generation and founder of the ANNIKA Foundation. Through the use of anecdotes from “Total Anecdotal: A Fun Guide to Help You Become a Better Speaker and Writer,” Annika discusses her life and career in golf, the environmental effects of the sport, being a woman and a parent, and the drive, effort, and imagination it takes to be successful in anything you do.
“His collection here inspires you, makes you pause and think and even makes you laugh- thought provoking and entertaining. Thank you Charlie.”
-Jack Nicklaus, Golf Legend