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Last Thursday, Mary Beth and I attended the first of 6 sessions offered by the PDC on preparing and presenting speeches and presentations. The class is taught by Dr. Dee Oseroff-Varnell from the Communications Dept.. There are 15 WFU employees in the class with as many objectives for taking the course. In our first class we were given a basic outline of elements to include in a speech and discussed mannerisms to avoid. Next we were given a randomly assigned topic and 5 minutes to prepare a speech using the elements. Our gracious and sympathetic classmates critiqued our presentations. Next week we continue to face our fear of public speaking with more immersion therapy.