One always wonders if and when those classes you take in high school will be important. For me, as an engineer, most of my high school classes were laying the foundation for the classes I’d take in college. I’ve used plenty of those classes in my work and personal life. One of the classes that has served me well all these years was Speech and Debate. You don’t realize how long a minute is until you have to talk for a minute in front of class. It has helped me with college presentation and work presentations. Most recently, the following two video reviews were completely ad-libbed. I didn’t even have any notes to go off of. (In the AvX video I did take the comic with me to remember the name of the penciller)
I’ve gone from being unable to do a minute out of nowhere to being able to talk for nearly 15 minutes.