Examine your fear and understand what it is you fear. If you are the first time, the excitement is understandable and it should be easy to overcome. But if you are afraid of certain things, try to avoid them. Get rid of your complexes and insecurities in their abilities. Love yourself and don't be afraid to seem ridiculous or stupid, do not take to heart criticism.
Prepare thoroughly for the speech. Consider your speech, rehearse it in front of a mirror and learn to tell it without peeping in the paper. When you learn the text, you will not be so scared to go on stage. But just in case, prepare a small sheet with a crib, where you will be able to spy, if you forget the phrase strong emotion.
More practice in public speaking: tell the report in front of a group, funny stories in front of colleagues or at least talk to a stranger on the street.
Set yourself up for the performance. Mentally encourage yourself, imagine an enthusiastic audience and take a few deep breaths. If you are nervous, drink a glass of water with a sedative to get rid of excitement.
Invite the hall the good friend that he was sitting in a conspicuous off the stage. During the performance watch for him to calm down and to feel supported. Breathe deeply and calmly to the voice was smooth, and you began to gasp with excitement. Inhale through the nose and exhale through your mouth to get rid of stress.
Improvise on the fly if something does not work. If you make a mistake, don't do this accent and try to smooth it. Forgetting the text, not zamolchit because it will knock you off track. Keep talking, coming up with text on the go, but adhering to the desired theme. In a couple of sentences you are likely to remember your speech, and the audience will not notice your mistakes.
Like the audience, and she'll tell you the same. Don't expect her negative reaction, go to the scene with a desire to please people. Only such a mood will help you overcome stage fright and get pleasure from performances.