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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor At Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with public speaker and owner of Champion Communications, Janie Walters. Janie, a Madison resident and former Gulfport High School teacher, talks about her long and successful career as a speaker and gives tips on how to overcome the fear of public speaking.

She also shares tips on how to be resilient during difficult times — a conversation we all need to hear these days. Walters has spoken thousands of times in 47 different states in her long and interesting career. Faithful, she loves teaching and sharing as a ministry.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.