In college at Western Washington University I was an Instructor’s Assistant (IA) for the Communications 101 class. The class was about learning to speak in public. Think Toastmasters but for college kids. I taught the class with a parter for one quarter, then solo for two quarters. After that, I taught the IA’s how to be IA’s. I loved the experience, and as a result, I learned to truly love public speaking.
Since then, I’ve spoken publicly as often as I can. Thankfully, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to present and speak publicly during my career.