Fear of public speaking is very common, with almost 1 in 4 people reporting being nervous when presenting ideas and information in front of an audience. Being a good public speaker is an essential skill that can help you advance your career, grow your business, and form strong relationships.
Researchers have identified many reasons why we are afraid of public speaking, which you can read more about here. It suggests that the style we feel, think, and act with respect to having to speak in public can raise or lower the amount of fear we experience significantly.
Although fear teaches you to protect yourself in challenging conditions, tolerate that fear stand between you and your audience could avoid you from sharing encouraging ideas, speaking about significant work, and presenting interesting solutions to challenges that affect many people. In short, it is everyone’s loss.