Here's a tip you probably haven't heard --
What are you most afraid of? If you're like most Americans, public speaking bothers you more than heights, bugs, snakes, enclosed spaces, flying, strangers, clowns and the prospect of drowning. In fact, more than a quarter of the U.S. population has a fear of public speaking.
But, as an entrepreneur, you likely need to get comfortable with public speaking -- at least on some level. You'll be making pitches to investors, after all. You'll be selling deals to big clients. You might even be presenting in front of an entrepreneurial crowd.
Fortunately, you won't be alone in this: Thousands of entrepreneurs and public-speaking gurus have conquered their fears in the past, and they're willing to share the knowledge and tips that helped them become a success.