Michael Phillips is a life long Tulsan and a retired high school math teacher. He is a Tulsa Central High School and Oklahoma University Alumnus and a four year Navy veteran. He has been a Toastmaster for several years and has competed at the district level a number of times finishing first on two occasions. Michael would travel within a 50 mile radius of Tulsa.
- Flying on faith -I have complete confidence in commercial aviation in this country. That confidence disappears the moment I step on a plane. This presentation is probably the funniest I have.
- How bad is your cancer? -There was once a time when I felt people with cancer were somehow different from me. I felt sympathy for those people and I was fearful for them, but I never expected to become one of them. For some reason I believed I was immune from cancer even though there is nothing in my family medical history that would suggest such immunity really existed. It had never occurred to me that most everyone who has ever had cancer once felt that he/she was perfectly healthy, prior to the moment when he/she was face to face with a doctor who said those life changing words “You have cancer”. At that moment everything changes and that person becomes one of “Them”.
- Children and their education This is a talk about grandchildren and how they impact our lives.