Turning The Tables – Male Episode 9
Posted April 13, 2012on:
Episode 9 of this series welcomes John Bombatch, who hails from Kettering, Ohio. John is married with one son and two dogs. He works as a journalist, which John considers unique for a person who stutters.
John has been a sports writer for 19 years, and just recently started a new “beat” as an education reporter, which is really different for him!
John shares how he discovered as a child that he could write really well. In 6th grade, he helped start a school newspaper. The rest is history.
We have a great conversation, with lots of laughs. Listen in as we talk about some experiences he has had interviewing people, and some interesting reactions.
John talks about how he manages being made fun of sometimes, and once when the table were turned, and it was thought he was making fun of Annie Glenn. His funny stories beautifully illustrate how useful humor is with managing stuttering.
We also discuss moments when John doesn’t stutter, interviewing skills and public speaking. He discusses speech therapy, and a therapist who reminded him that people really want to hear what he has to say.
Please leave comments for John here, or just let him know what a great job he did. Music used in this episode is credited to ccMixter.