"Why does the mere thought of speaking in front of a group of people turn grownups who are otherwise calm, confident, successful performers in the workplace into frightened little kids? What is so terrifying about the sound of our own voice? Speaking... for anyone who has not yet figured this out... is sexy.
That's right, giving a speech in front of a roomful of people you don't know and will probably never see again... or worse, that you do know and will have to face again tomorrow... is one of the sexiest ways to communicate known to modern humankind. Where would civilization be if men and women hadn't learned to talk?