I thought I would post this thread to share tips, thoughts, information, etc. Public speaking is something that a lot of us struggle with. I've taken every opportunity I can to speak publically, and now that I'm 30, I've grown into an average public speaker. With that said, I really want to become a great public speaker. I do very well in small groups and dyads, which a lot of people do. But speaking in front of large groups of people is definitely different. What are some of your experiences with public speaking? And yes, performing music in front of big crowds and giving a speech are two very different things.