How can people improve their speaking skills?
I mean how can people become less shy in other words
It also helps to be very knowledgeable about the topic. Your self confidence will be there!
Practice. All the time. jump out of your comfort zone!
Practice, that's all. Yes, it sucks, but it works. The more you do it, the more accustomed you become.
When you know your speech it flows out easily. It also helps to take acting classes. It helps teachers as that is often stand up comedy.
First you eat a ton of food then make yourself a little cocoon and when you emerge 4 weeks later then you will become a beautiful social butterfly (wings may vary)