My professor said I need to get over my public speaking fear or else he will tell everyone I am a communist.
Ever think of going to toast masters?
Public speaking is quite easy once you do it enough. Think of it as a group of tumblrites. You see them,uneducated and ready to pounce on you at any moment. Give a clear and concise speak so they have no choice but to agree with you. Any time you are at a loss for words, just pause for a second, then go again