On Thursday, Nov. 5, T.J. Smith, the Director of Media Relations for the Baltimore City Police Commissioner's office spoke to the Public Speaking class of Jessica Kartalija, adjunct instructor in Business Communication.  He discussed the importance of being a good public speaker, understanding your audience and target demo, and representing the entire City Police Department.

Smith also explained to the students how he was trained, how he became comfortable talking to the media and why preparation for any speaking event is crucial. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Kartalija)