There’s no doubt about it. Glossophobia is still the top phobia – it ranks above arachnophobia, acrophobia and thanatophobia. In simple English, public speaking ranks above the fear of spiders, fear of heights and fear of death! A Chapman University Survey on American Fears found that 25.3% say they fear to speak in front of a crowd. Yet, according to Warren Buffet, this is the number one skill you need to improve your value by 50%. In other words, you can use public speaking to grow your business.