Public speaking causes many people extreme anxiety. So, what do you do when there is no escaping the podium?
Some folks find a drink or 2 helps. This is a tricky one. One drink might help, but two isn't always better. More could even lead to a disaster.
When delivering a speech it's important to be in control. Your audience will forgive a little nervousness. They'll remember forever if you're sloppy drunk.
If stage fright is overwhelming, ask your doctor for help. A mild sedative may be the answer. Remember not to mix drugs with alcohol.