I can’t say I’m one of the great orators of the HVAC industry, or even close to being in that league, but I thought I’d share with you my thoughts and experience when it comes to public speaking. To start, I always encourage individuals to take any opportunity to speak in a public forum because it will be good for them for several reasons. For one thing, it is in their best interest to be able to convey their ideas, assessments, or design intent to others. Other benefits to public speaking are that it forces the individual to prepare for the talk, and I find when you prepare for something, you inherently learn more about the topic yourself. Another benefit is that when you present a seminar to others, it is an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge.