Public speaking anxiety is a very common form of anxiety; however, it can also be quite a problem. There severity of public speaking anxiety tends to very between individuals. Some individuals tend to experience only mild anxiety, while others experience extreme symptoms. In some cases, the anxiety can escalate to a panic attack.
However, if you are struggling with a public speaking anxiety there are several things that you can do. First of all, have your talk or speech well prepared. You will want to have written it out and while you don’t necessarily need to memorize the entire thing, you should be very, very familiar with the speech. It can also be helpful to keep in mind that anxiety is natural to fear when you are standing in front of large group of people, you just don’t want to let the anxiety impede your performance. Ultimately, if you have a fear of public speaking and are having trouble conquering your public speaking anxiety, you may want to consider professional public speaking help. There are also numerous public speaking courses that you can take.