Discuss the fear of public speaking (is it true that people fear public speaking more than death?). What ideas can help reduce anxiety?
First, I would say that the statement that people fear public speaking more than death is a bit exaggerated statement. This is like comparing oranges with bananas.
Coming to the fear of public speaking, I would say that yes, people fear it a lot. For example I am not a good public speaker. I even have problems speaking in front of a few class mates.
We can reduce anxiety while speaking publicly by preparing in advance so that we are not confused about the content of the speaking. This is not the only way, but it is among a few I guess.