Quite a while ago some clever people did a study.
And you know what they found?
It's pretty weird, really.
But people are statistically more afraid of public speaking than they are of death.
So when people say, "I'd rather die than stand up and speak in front of people".
They aren't lying. They REALLY mean it.
And this is people whose first language is English.
I'm sure you know that it's much, much worse when English is your second language.
That feeling in your stomach.
The sweaty hands.
You're twitching. Can't breath well.
Can't think. You're going to the toilet rather more often than normal.
Sucks, doesn't it?
The thing is though, public speaking really isn't that difficult. Neither is using English in any situation.
The fear you feel is actually three fears. And if you understand those three fears... it's really, really easy to over come them.