I used to be when I first started out in my career, I would honestly blush bright red and I swear my knees used to physically shake. Now, I've done it that many times, and taken presentation skills courses, that it is much easier. Unless it's with a massive crowd, I'm normally fine. My job as a HR Manager often means getting up in front of a room of people and presenting, so I've grown accustomed to it.
My part time job is public speaking (am a Marriage Celebrant) so...no...I am not. However I always have a healthy amount of adrenaline circulating during a ceremony to make sure I do a good job and remain highly alert to everything being in the right place and happening at the right time etc..
I find that I am always nervous at the beginning, but the nerves peter out as I go on. A teacher of mine once gave me the best advice: pretend to be confident. One of those 'fake it until you make it' bits. It really works.
I am quite nervous yes! I was asked to speak at the Australian Homebirth Conference a couple of years ago and I swear it was the scariest thing I ever had to do! I spoke for fifteen minutes in front of several hundred people. It went off without a hitch in the end, and I felt great afterwards when everyone applauded.
I t would be my worst nightmare. Even if I knew them I would still be frightened for some unknown reason. I think you have to have a lot of confidence to do it. Queen Elizabeth was very scared facing the audience I would like to know how she feels today.