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Hello! I’m Tony

I’m a professor, author, and consultant with over 20 years’ experience teaching communication and public speaking courses to students of various ages and backgrounds. I provide public speaking instruction, guidance, and support in a clear and engaging manner. I specialize in helping people manage and overcome their fear of public speaking, and I offer practical tips and strategies for organizing and delivering an effective speech, presentation, or job interview.

I was the third highest-rated professor in America on in 2012. That same year, I was included in "The Best 300 Professors in America," published by The Princeton Review. I’m the author and narrator of "Finish Your Damn Speech! (A Public Speaking Book for People Who Hate Public Speaking)." I love teaching and helping people succeed!

Besides teaching and tutoring, I enjoy music, movies, hiking, photography, and playing basketball and "Magic: The Gathering."

Thanks again for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you!

public speaking, communication, job interview help, college interview help


Professor at St. Petersburg College (Seminole, Florida)

Duties consist of teaching speech communication courses to various undergraduate students; creating a positive classroom learning environment with a diverse population of students; planning course lessons, assignments, and activities; addressing and answering student questions and concerns; and grading and critiquing student speeches, written assignments, and exams.


Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)

Speech Communication (M.A.)

Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida)

Leadership and Education (Ph.D.)