Public speaking can take you many places and can help you meet many wonderful people.
Just yesterday I flew from Charlotte to Los Angeles and I got to sit next to the enormously successful actor Louis Gosset Jr.
What a pleasure!
He was the most gracious superstars you could ever want to meet. .... A far cry from the nutcase talentless folks clogging up the airwaves with their reality shows.
He's promoting a foundation he calls "Eracism" and I'm going to donate one of my most prized possessions (a Pittsburge Steelers Helmet from the 1960's) to help him raise funds.
Anyway, I just thought I'd remind you of what public speaking can do for you.