When you begin doing public speaking, anxiety often seems like a big scary monster that will control you. With practice it usually winds up being smaller, much less scary, and quite manageable.
On October 23, 2009 two pieces of good advice about overcoming anxiety appeared on the web. One was a YouTube video, and the other was a blog post.
The six-minute YouTube video by T. J. Walker was on Fear of Public Speaking.
The Psychology Today blog post by Nancy Ancowitz was on Public Speaking for Private People.