I used to fear public speaking, more than dead. Seriously.
I used to get physically ill, when I heard the word ‘presentation’ and I was afraid for something small like introducing myself in front of a small group.
I took a presentation course which was way too expensive, and I read every self-help book on the subject. I watched great presenters for hours. Yet, it didn’t help.
My current job helped me over this fear.
In the end, I just needed to be pushed in front of a group of sixty people.
Public speaking at a university, would be the ultimate proof for myself, I conquered this fear.