I learned a lot from hearing Taylor speak. However, one of the biggest takeaways I got from it was how aggressive the journalism field is. It is common to hear about how competitive the job market is, but it is hard to conceptualize it unless you have heard it from someone who has been through it. I never realized how much of a "shark" a person has to be. His talk changed my outlook on how I should see the jobs in the journalism field and what I have to do to get there.