After getting my MBA in 1977, a spoiled rich kid but by then with some academic accomplishments, 0 knowledge of the real world, highly introverted and probably autistic to some degree, I fell into a sales and marketing position.... in the computer industry Dealing with large corporations. For my living I needed to talk to people? I needed to talk to them about products that I thought would be really positive for their business? Talk? This is not something I had ever done. It was absolutely terrifying. But it was go down in flames or somehow figure out how to do this. And I'm remembering that extremely instrumental was finding time, I think in my car, to practice presentations And it was agony to move from my totally complete flat introvert, down tone to gain more and more amplitude.
But after huge pain and time I began to find that the bars in my verbal and emotional prison began to come down. I was not trying to fake anything. That's impossible for me. But I was trying to unleash my voice and with much pain and practice it happened. And I suppose I have been working on it ever since.