Narrator:Listen to a conver sat ion between a student and his environmental science professor.
Student:Hi, Professor Williams - I’m here for our 1:30 meeting. Professor:Hi Michael. Thanks for being so prompt. That really makes a difference when I have so many students scheduled back to back. If only there could be more than 24 hours in a day.
Student: (Laughs) I know what you mean.
Professor:So, what’s on your mind?
Student:Well I’m here about my topic choice.
Professor:For the upcoming oral presentation? By the way, how do you feel about speaking in front of the class?
Student:Well I’d have to say I’m most comfortable writing papers, but I’m not nervous about doing this presentation. It’ll be good public speaking practice you know.
Professor:Exactly, and certainly, it’s a skill that is always useful.