Hey there, it is nice reading these stories of someone has this kind of fear like me, which tells me that I am not alone , of course I am not, but I am different. Also the tips given by Ramki are good, but what I am afraid of is the saying " easy said than done". I was diagnosed in the past as a "Perfectionist" despite the fact that in my almost presentation I had done in the past , I was appraised by some of the audience. Now being a Director my JDs says that ,I have to train ,educate and lead the organization staff towards excellence, which means PUBLIC SPEAKING all the time. sweating, dry mouth and throat, low voice tone, tenacity, etc is my biggest problem, please help,I have started to build up a career as certified trainer and you what does that mean and need.my fear is lesser with small group, big ones is a nightmare.