Make Room For The Stuttering

Turning The Tables – Male Episode 9

Posted on: April 13, 2012

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.

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3 Responses to "Turning The Tables – Male Episode 9"

Hallo John! I know, as well as you do of course, what a great task you have taken on. Excuse if I don’t write correct English. I seldom practise it nowadays. I admire your courage. Bengt

Thanks Bengt. I can’t let my stuttering get the best of me. I have a life to live, after all! Take care, and thanks for the kind words. — John

Hello, great read on that one about Stuttering john. Nice blog. Keep up posting! Cheers, Franzi.

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