It seems rare to talk with someone who will declare that they love public speaking (strangely, I am one of those people). Forbes.com published an article (read it HERE) that explains that some anxiety while speaking can actually be a good thing (I agree). The article offers some tips to ease anxiety.
I would also add:
- Don’t tell your audience how anxious you are. They want you to succeed and do well.
- It’s perfectly OK to fake some confidence (provided that you have prepared). Don’t let them “smell your fear”– you will be GREAT!