Live Radio : Listening Booth
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the major goal of your work?
Very simple :
To be as listenable as I can possibly be.
To influence people positively.
I accomplish this by way of (1) producing inspiring content, (2) speaking, and (3) teaching.I want to build a lifelong supportive audience/community centered around their appreciation for truthful, touching, and thought-provoking words, moments, and content. Just that simple.
Given your background, do you teach classes on Public Speaking or Acting?
I do currently offer classes at my studio in Auburn, Alabama. For special circumstances/events, these classes can be offered off location. The classes are called PRESENCE classes and are tailored based on the student's aspirations/goals. Generally these aspirations are for (1) professional business presence, (2) formal public speaking skills, or (3) professional acting. Presence classes are very organic. Meaning, my focus is to develop specific exercises and practices that cater to each individual student specifically. As individuals, our personalities, experiences, and idiosyncrasies differ greatly - so the approach to developing each student's PRESENCE needs to be authentic. That being said - there are a few very grounded/disciplined aspects to presence that ARE at the center of all the lessons. If you're interested in inquiring about classes and costs, email the studio at email@example.com
Who are your creative/professional influences?
There are so many! But my major influences are:
Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, Charlie Rose, Martin Luther King, Rives, Twyla Tharp, Bobby McFerrin, Sidney Poitier, Susan Sontag, Colin Powell, Langston Hughes, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, David Mamet
Where/when did your passion for Leadership & Professionalism begin?
I've always had a naturally extroverted personality, so stepping into the forefront never proved difficult for me. However, my experience in the United States Air Force truly taught me the ins and outs of effective leadership. From basic training, to tech school, to serving as an Executive Assistant to a Wing Command Section - the USAF provided me with a stellar education in professionalism, leadership and goal driven work ethic. Best time of my life!
What's your Social Media approach/style?
Although sometimes light-hearted, I do take my presence on Social Media very seriously. My goal is to be professional on all of my social media platforms at all times. I do my best to respond to all fans/followers who engage with me, and do so with the highest respect. I love to interact, and think it represents a very important aspect of my work. I also welcome constructive responses and criticism through social media. Those who choose to engage without tact/respect will more than likely be ignored and blocked. All in all, my social media voice represents the Doc Waller brand, and I approach it the same way I do any of my other work.