Members of GLAWPIGT (Great Literature Alive, Well and Playing in Greeneville, Tennessee) recently visited a Tusculum College class for a presentation about improving public speaking skills. The members accompanied Marilyn duBrisk, director of Tusculum College Arts Outreach, as she visited a class taught by Dr. Desirae Matherly, assistant professor of English, to provide pointers about overcoming the fear and nervousness that many feel about public speaking. duBrisk shared information about the importance of clearly enunciating words, varying vocal pitch and speed, showing emotion and knowing the subject to engaging an audience during a speech. The GLAWPIGT students taught the college students a technique to help improve focus, pictured below, and provided examples of engaging presentations in dramatic recitals of poems. GLAWPIGT is a program of Tusculum College Arts Outreach that involves Greeneville and Greene County students in grades 3-12 who meet weekly for a 90-minute session of sharing literature and learning presentation techniques. Members present workshops in area schools each year.