DAVE WALDO, AUTHOR
SHARING PERSONAL STORIES
About The Author
from the back cover of his book,
Sharing Personal Stories
Dave Waldo is an accomplished public speaker, writer, storyteller, and humorist. He developed and honed both his public speaking and his storytelling skills as a long time member of Toastmasters International. Early on, people recognized that he had a knack for telling entertaining stories. Based on that encouragement, Dave went on to develop some wonderful stories that he enjoys telling every chance he gets. Over the years, he has conducted numerous speaking, training, and presenting assignments both for his work and for various other organizations.
A graduate of the University of Washington with additional studies at UCLA and Seattle University, Dave has had an interesting life full of many varied experiences which he draws from for his many stories. Dave Waldo lives with his wife Hazel near Seattle, Washington.
How I Became a Writer, Dave Waldo
I love writing. It’s become a passion for me. I haven’t always felt that way though. In school and later in my career, I was a numbers guy. My degree and additional college studies emphasized accounting and business subjects. As a result, my career positions were oriented around accounting, contracting, cost analysis, and negotiations.
Gradually over time I learned that I could actually become a decent writer. This realization came partly due to all the reports I had been writing in my career and the many speeches I wrote as a long time member of Toastmasters. I read a number of books about writing and attended some classes. I was hooked! Writing was now in my blood.
I knew I had to write. But, what should I write about? While I was trying to figure that out, I started writing down some of the stories I had been telling people over many years. In the process of writing my stories, It dawned on me that I could write a book to help others tell their own personal stories. That’s how my book was born.
TELL A STORY, MAKE AN IMPACT