Students of all ages can be intimidated by the idea of giving a speech. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about seventy-five percent of us suffer from a fear of public speaking. I think this number is comforting. If you think about it, this means that most of your class is just as nervous about giving a speech as you are!
But this is one fear that goes away with time and experience. And the more you prepare for a speech, the more you can reduce your anxiety. It's also good to read over the public speaking advice our readers have shared.