Directly to the Point
When Jesus puts His finger where it hurts
I’m feeling a little nervous,” I told my college professor after class. I was a freshman, and this was my first presentation for Speech 101.
“Relax and just be yourself,” he suggested.
So I practiced a few times and began to feel overly confident. I envisioned receiving an A on this first speech and was shocked to get a D. I went to him and said, “Hey, you told me to just be myself! And this is what I get?”
He smiled and kindly remarked, “Did it ever occur to you that your ‘self ’ might need some improvement?”
Sometimes a message must be shared clearly and candidly. Tact has its place. But there are moments when …