Renzo wrote:vanwinkle wrote:Renzo wrote:Shyness can be overcome. You just need to make a conscious effort at it, and go by degrees. Start with approaching strangers at coffee shops, etc. Work your way up to public speaking engagements.
This is kind of funny, since I'm better now at public speaking than I am at speaking to strangers at coffee shops.
That actually sort of makes sense. You can usually be pretty sure that a crowd will at least be polite and listen, but there's always the possibility a stranger will be a jerk.
Not necessarily, you can say something stupid in front of a large crowd.