I was gripped with fear and trepidation over being presented with a new challenge of preparing a weekly lecture. Duane Smith quickly helped me overcome these fears by teaching me to assemble my thoughts into a clear outline structure. I particularly liked the way he assisted me in creating a cohesive flow between lecture points through the use of transitional elements so important in successful public speaking. He emphasized the importance of ‘carrying’ an audience through the lecture. Duane relates very well and connects very personally with his audience. Thank you, Duane, for helping me to calm my fears of public speaking and, instead, turning it into a joy.