Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski visited Central Catholic high school speech classes Monday (April 10) to discuss his experiences with public speaking.
In his presentation and in responses to student questions, Roswarski addressed the importance of preparation for all public speaking situations, the variety of public speaking experiences he faces on a given day, and how he deals with nervousness when addressing a group.
Roswarski, who has served 20 years as Lafayette’s mayor after a 21-year police career and five years as a city councilman, noted that he relies on years of reading of famous speeches and about American history to add depth to his public comments in various settings.
He also referenced his experience as a member of St. Lawrence Parish and the fact that two of his four children are Central Catholic alumni.
Speech teacher Joe Gerrety and his students appreciate the mayor’s sharing of his time and insights.