Glossophobia: the fear of public speaking.
A whole lot of people have it. Trouble is, public speaking is involved in many, many different jobs. The good news is, public speaking is something you can learn. I did--when I was little I was ridiculously shy. At about age 12 my brother played The Smiths' song "Ask Me" to me. It goes like this, "Shyness is nice and shyness will stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to." After that, I resolved to get over it, and I did.
Right now the library and Toastmasters International are offering a really great FREE program for teens aged 13-17 to help them with leadership and presentation skills. Call 403-260-2620, or go online to sign up.
Times and places it's offered:
Louise Riley: Wednesdays January 19th--March 9th, 4:30-6pm
Fish Creek: Tuesdays February 1st--March 22nd, 6:30-8pm
Village Square: Saturdays January 8th--Febuary 26th, 10:30am-12pm
Country Hills: Mondays February 7th--April 4th, 4-5:30pm