Jen made me practice my speech for the National Education Association Representative Assembly for her before I left home. I got really nervous. But when it came time to address the 10,000 delegates in D.C., it felt pretty natural. Reg Weaver softened 'em up for me.
(The video has about 4 minutes of introduction by Reg Weaver, the NEA president, then my remarks for about 20 minutes. Make some popcorn and smoothies, sit back, and enjoy.)
(Editor's note: My 9 year old daughter just watched this video and commented that, although she really liked Reg, he didn't make very good eye contact during his speech. Those required Oregon speaking samples are doing some good!)