Weird, isn'it ? Not quite so, I think. Years ago, I had been there, myself.
So, what happened ? To be frank, I am not quite sure.
A few intertwined factors were at play, then.
I knew I wanted to feel more comfortable to face audiences, I knew the skill was useful on many levels, for my work, for my life in general. It seems the determining factor was to deliver a few messages I thought were important, to me, and probably useful to others. What I now remember, is the day the delicate alchemy to deliver that first message worked, and people in the audience told me they enjoyed the speech. I think that was it. The satisfaction to have been able to do that just once, was calling for a repeat, then another, and another. In various settings, with various types of people.