I know people would rather die than speak in public. But if it was going to make you money, don't you think you could work on conquering that fear? Public speaking is one of the most effective ways to generate leads and build credibility. After all, imagine speaking in front of a group of your target audience about something you know a lot about. Now have a seminar or offer to pitch or share at the end of the presentation. Hello, can you say ca-ching? Seriously, even if you don't want to "offer" anything at the meeting, have a drawing for a report or book. Collect all the business cards of everyone in the room. Give the prize away and run home and follow-up with all those warm leads. It just doesn't get better than that. I came across a good article that talks about speaking to make money. Follow the link and check it out. I think it might help you be focused as you prepare a speech and take some of those butterflies away.
Public Speaking as a Powerful Tool to Get Business