I recently read some public speaking advice for women suggesting using video to analyse your faults and then writing out the speech in full. I believe that advice is exactly what you MUST NOT do because it will heighten your stress and anxiety and result in a boring speech. A better approach is to focus on getting the content right and let the presentation take care of itself.
For years I believed that Speaking to a Group of people was the number one human fear – well ahead of fear of death. This belief has been confirmed by countless studies over the years listing public speaking at or near the top of the list of human fears… but the truth is that not many people are afraid of speaking in public.