Public speaking for many people is the worst human fear. In fact, some statistics show that some people are more afraid of public speaking than they are afraid to die! And because their fear, or phobia shall I say, is so irrational, they are willing to go to great lengths and to sacrifice career and personal opportunities just to avoid it.
However, I don’t think that you should resign yourself to it and believe that you simply don’t have the courage (or the genetics) to speak in public. For more on practicing public speaking and getting better at it, see my tips here and here.
This post, however, is dedicated to those that have to give a public presentation today and they need a quick practical guide to help them get ready for it. My friends at Masters Programs Guide (see below for link) have done a great job putting this together. You will earn why humans are afraid of public speaking and you will also learn how to effectively deal with it. So here it is, and hope it would be of value to you. Enjoy!