In your 1st year, we did presentations to the class. Loads of presentations. There were times where this felt a bit pointless and I felt uncomfortable public speaking. Fast forward to Yr2, several presentations later and 2 Live Events down; I feel like I can voice my opinion and hold a discussion during the seminars. I can do presentations now without freaking out. As much. It might have felt pointless in Yr1 but it is definitely a valuable skill I have developed.