There's a reason why one of peoples' top fears is public speaking. It's scary to have a room full of people all looking at you. But the good news is that public speaking, whether at a team meeting or a large conference, does not have to be super stressful. Repeat with me: Public speaking does not have to be super stressful. Here are 10 steps to overcome anxiety about public speaking. Probably the two biggest takeaways are to know your stuff and relax. Sounds harder said than done, but practice makes perfect!