Formally addressing a group of people face-to-face on your own can be daunting. Public speaking is an art, one of communicating with and effectively persuading your audience. More than 75% of people are anxious about talking in front of others.

This infographic aims to reveal our worst fears, explain something of their history, and hopefully arm those fighting fears of speaking in public with some basic tools to overcome them. The fear of speaking in public lies in our evolution as social animals. When faced with standing up in from of a group, we break into a sweat because we are afraid of embarrassment, being judged and rejection. The following infographic also shows how to overcome the 10 most common public speaking fears.



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