I used to be extremely shy about speaking in front of people since my school days. In the recent years I have met some friends; they do all kind of silly things in public, they challenge each other to perform random silly acts (nothing harmful or disrespectful) in public places and that kind of stuff for fun, haha. They have kind of dragged me into this routine (it is a lot of fun), so they have kind of trained me in order to loose my fear of speaking in public. Now I don't have any difficulties to do so. This has helped me a bunch in my professional life, allowed me to pursue and get higher positions and improved my selling skills. Have you ever had fear of speaking in public, how did you overcome it? Thanks!