Feeling nervous before speaking in public is very common. To help overcome the fear of speaking in front of others practice the speech you will be giving several times in front of your family. This will allow you to work out any kinks in your speech. Additionally, this will give you the chance to speak in front of others.Stay as confident as possible when in front of a crowd. Select a topic that is truly of interest to you, preferably one with which you have first-hand experience.