Shyness is really hard to get over I used to be really shy! But eventually life experiences and time will make u come out of ur shell! U need to realize ppl are just ppl with their own insecurities and problems.. No ones looking or judging! Just be u!
I was terribly shy when I was young but not anymore. I started by pretending I was a reporter when I talked to people. That kept them talking and I did not have to say much. If they mentioned anything that I could ask more questions about, I did. I said very little ar first but over time I started talking more and more to new people and now I am not shy at all! But the reporter tactic helped me engage with others without feeling the pressure to talk about myself!
Just try talking to someone you don't know to start out with. Picture/plan out in your mind what you're going to do then before you loose the nerve, do it! Do one thing like that that "scared" you everyday and before you know it you'll be as sociable and talkative as ever! :)