Seeking Out Public Speaking Opportunities: From the 2015 FRIENDS Convention (Ep. 541)

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26 year old Evan Totty, a PhD student attending FRIENDS for the first time

Evan Totty, a 26 year old PhD student in Economics at Purdue University, joins Peter Reitzes at the FRIENDS 18th annual convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Totty discusses seeking out pubic speaking opportunities and how helpful it has been for him to embrace the ideas that stuttering is okay and it is okay to be a person who stutters.  When asked to share one very meaningful thing he has learned in speech therapy, Evan discussed how much it has helped him to tell others that he stutters when presenting in his field and when student teaching.