So I'm not scared of public speaking at all, but, weirdly enough, I totally AM scared to do it in front of people I know! Strangers? No problem. Coworkers? Eeeeeek. Ended up getting to go accept a DoGooder award for excellence in new media on behalf of GOOD, alongside the fantastic Gabe was with GOOD as far back as the Reason Pictures days. Found out at the last minute that acceptance speeches were part of the deal and spoke totally off the cuff, and my heart was totally pounding knowing that multiple people I work with and know were in the audience.
It went great! In fact, a GOOD member I didn't even realize was there emailed me this morning to say they liked what I had to say :)