Tom Fuszard, writer, speaker, mentor
The Samples tab will take you to a page that provides a recap of my professional capabilities. Here you’ll get a peek at my personal side.
While in college I hung out and worked at the Badger Herald, one of two newspapers on campus at the time. I started there as a photographer, moving up to Managing Editor later my first year.
I was Editorial page editor for one year, handled assorted duties for a bit, then rounded out my stint as an ad rep. I graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Advertising Sequence).
Several years after graduation I landed my first job in advertising, a sales position with the Enterprise newspaper group based in West Allis, Wis. About three years into that engagement, the paper was sold to a competitor. I was offered a position there, and remained in the newspaper business for another 1.5 years. Those sales positions helped set the stage for my role as an account representative with suburban Milwaukee ad agencies, which would start in the Fall of 2000.
Upon leaving the agency business, in August 2004, I reached a crossroads. I spent the next few months trying to decide what to do. Realizing that I loved writing, I settled on that. The Herald provided my first taste with in the field. While there I wrote a feature article and several editorials. I also wrote several pieces for advertisers while with newspapers after college.
In early 2005, I registered a company (Supreme Communications, LLC), and struck out as a marketing writer. Projects have been as interesting as they are varied: catalog copy for National Business Furniture, magazine articles for Trade Press Media in Milwaukee, blog columns for Badlands Off-Road Adventures in California, and Web copy for clients of Comstar, LLC, in Waukesha, Wis., among other projects. Volunteer work has included writing Web copy for the New Berlin Chamber of Commerce and handling PR (including social media) for Rotary Club of New Berlin.
I love public speaking and offer seminars on:
– Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking
– Enhancing Your Presentation Skills
– Improving Your Listening Skills
– Producing More Effective Meetings
in addition to coaching on public speaking/presenting.
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On the personal side, I enjoy most outdoor activities. Those include biking, hiking, camping, attending Milwaukee-area festivals (Summerfest and the Wisconsin State Fair), and an occasional football and baseball game. A ham radio operator (KF9PU), I like to chat on the air. I’m also a member of MRAC VEC, Inc., one of 14 organizations in the United States authorized to administer amateur radio exams. It’s fun helping people get licensed and, for existing hams, upgrade their licenses.
You’re welcome to connect with me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and my personal Facebook page. Also, check out my YouTube channel. You’ll find lots of good information in those videos. So, stop by and say hello someday.
Care to learn more? Feel free to contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-789-7975. I’d be happy to discuss how I can help you with your business needs.