Recently, Josh, Allanah and I conducted an autoethnographic study about Buddhism. Honestly, we chose to do so, because there was a Buddhist temple nearby to our place of study, and because all of us had little to no prior experience with Buddhism. Thus, this autoethnographic journey would be one of discovery, and unexpected epiphanies.
I learnt to listen to people's words - words they use often, words they hold onto, words they just can't say. Because it is these words that reveal the intrinsic values of a person.
Public speaking, for whatever reason, has always been something that I am not confident doing... I had to learn how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable - and this was not a linear process.