I have always struggled with speaking to large groups. I am very shy and very introverted, and as a result I clam up and stutter profusely. Mrs. LaBoon offered a multitude of strategies to help me overcome my overwhelming stage fright. She also taught me how to organize my speech to make the message, or main point clearer and easier to understand for my audience, in addition to helping me recognize repetitive behavior and speech dysfluences that interrupted the flow of my speech. In conclusion, I am a much better speaker as a result of Mrs. LaBoon's lessons.