Are you a glossophobic?
Probably - LOL
Actually - I just looked it up and that is the one thing I've never been afraid of
You're a rare breed, consider yourself fortunate!
How did you get over it? Have you done lots of public speaking?
I was painfully shy for all of my childhood and teen years and into adulthood. First I had to face my crippling social phobia. I faced my fear that people wouldn't like me by assuming everyone around me didn't like me. I know it sounds terrible...
... but that change in perception allowed me to start taking very small social risks. If they already hated me, then saying something stupid cost me nothing. I also started working in summer camps where I didn't know anyone. This allowed me to...
...begin to build a different personality. Now, my first foray into this exercise I was not an outgoing person. I was simply a shy person instead of a socially crippled individual. Working in camps allowed me to build my confidence.
By the time I was 25, I was just the quiet friend. By 30 I was the very dominant, but introverted, center of social gravity. I know what it's like to be on the outside and to have social issues, so I make sure I always make a safe, comfortable...
...place for those who are at the time unable to be assertive as they might want. I can now give extemporaneous speeches to large crowds. The thought of speaking to thousands doesn't bother me. Now, I still FEEL the fear and the adrenaline and...
...the sick, icy feeling in my stomach. I don't think the feelings will ever go away. But, I can cope and control them. Those feelings are no longer a match for the confidence I have in my abilities as a speaker.