If you're one of those shy people who has difficulty imagining themselves up on a stage feeling comfortable in front of an audience, you're not alone.

But consider that the majority of professional speakers are introverts.

A disproportionate number of us are at least slightly autistic.

Speaking with does not require you to have a loud, bold, A .

Have you met those shy people—the ones who offer you a limp noodle handshake and stare at their shoes when they're

introduced to you?

I've seen those same people who wish they could make themselves invisible command the attention of a room with just two or three months of practice.

Speaking is an art form, and though some people are naturally more comfortable in front of an audience, it takes and to get good at it.

None of us were born knowing how to speak a single word!

So if you want to speak, or just have to because your job or a special occasion requires you to, stop imagining that you have to be someone you're not.

Anyone can master public speaking.

Join a club, work with a coach, and practice. You'll quickly develop your skills and .