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I can talk to a large group of audience in an informal setting. I can talk for hours when I am with my friends. But, when it comes to talking to strangers or giving a speech, I start babbling and lose confidence.
What activities would help me in overcoming my fear?
1) Will making a youtube video help? 2) Will give presentations at various conferences help would help? 3) Is there any book/video course that can help me?
How did you overcome your fear? What activities did you do?
Every time that I've got up on stage either to speak or to perform, I've always broken into profuse sweating. It's gotten bad enough to where I get asked a question in a casual group setting, I feel my face getting red and beads of sweat forming. I know they can see it happening, so then I become more self conscience, which in turn makes me more nervous. It then becomes a never ending cycle. The irony is, I feel like I'm being led to be a public speaker as a career. But I don't want to look like a ran a marathon before and during my time in front of others. Is there anything I can do to make this easier? I appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thanks!