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I, too, have been doing it for most of life...since the age of 19 or 20 when I had a closed-circuit radio show.

Public speaking was integral to my career-job.

I was very good at it, particularly extemporaneously.

I never prepared a speech. The one time I did, for class lecture in a course our agency had underwritten at Penn State, was the worst job-related presentation I ever did.

Today, I dread it, though I still do it.

Often when I speak about identity for African American-Americans, I get too emotionally involved...that's very embarassing.

But I still do it.

Right now I am the only I know who speaks positively to the issue.

Got to do it.


Jim Chester