Today we got the opportunity to work with Jen Madden, who taught us how to improve all of our public speaking skills. She was very friendly and confident. She empowered everyone in the room and made us all feel very comfortable.
I now realize how important the little things a person does are important and can engage the audience in a positive or negative way. For example fidgeting or swaying back and forth can be distracting. Making eye contacts and some specific gestures can really intrigue the audience.
Later in the evening we had a discussion about diversity. We learned that we all had a lot in common. The discussion got very emotional. I feel much closer with the girls here.