When was the last time you had to speak in front of a group? How did you feel?
The last time was OSCON in Portland. Since the speech was in English, I felt like a bit nervous but the talk went well, at least I think.
Usually i like to talk to audiences, especially the speech is in my primary language Japanese. I'm relaxed and usually start writing a slide the midnight before the actual talk, whatever the length the talk will be.