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2018

  • Silver Winner, 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards for "Get to the Point!"

  • Finalist, 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for "Get to the Point!"

 

2014

  • 2nd Place, 2014 IndieFab "Book of the Year" Awards for "Small Things Considered"

 

2010

  • 1st Place, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards for "The 40-Year-Old Version"

  • 2nd Place, 2010 IndieFab "Book of the Year" Awards, for "The 40-Year-Old Version"

  • 3rd Place, National Society of Newspaper Columnists 2010 Column-Writing Competition

 

2009

  • 2nd Place, National Society of Newspaper Columnists 2009 Column-Writing Competition

  • 1st Place, HumorPress.com Humor Writing Contest

2008

  • Finalist, "Best Commentary," Online News Association Awards

  • 1st Place, HumorPress.com Humor Writing Contest
     

2007

  • Humor Writer of the Month, Erma Bombeck Writing Institute, University of Dayton

1990

  • Inducted into National Forensic Association Public Speaking "Hall of Fame"

1990

  • U.S. National Champion: After-Dinner Speaking

  • U.S. Quarter-Finalist: Impromptu Speaking

  • Massachusetts State Champion: Persuasive Speaking

  • Ranked among Top 10 Collegiate Public Speakers in the U.S.

 

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