I took my speech class in the nineties, soooo long ago, but I remember it well! My instructor made it fun, she put us in teams for some speeches, and we also evaluated each others speeches anonymously, which helped alot with some areas you may need to work on. Can you believe I had to do a speech on Shakespeare's Soliloqy, AND dress up like him? Or my interpretation of him! I had to recite the whole thing but also involve the class and take questions after. And you talk about shy! One thing that class did was help bring me out of my shell. You have to look at the people you are speaking to so I just focused on a spot over their heads. In the end I got a B, and won best opening sequence for a speech I did on dreams. You will get through it fine. Just remember, everyone else is nervous too. Humor goes a long way toward breaking the ice!