Long term solution is like Yoga. If you do pranayam everyday, you'll live longer and healthier. Similarly, if you practice English speaking with a partner, friend, colleague or a trainer everyday - it will build your confidence on solid foundation. The same with English speaking. The fear will be all gone when you have already spoken in English many times. Yes, the only long term solution is to practice speaking in English. Find a friend, find a colleague, find a spoken English partner or join a conversation based training program. Find any method that works for you but give yourself your daily dose of English speaking practice if you want to kill the fear monster forever.
But, what if you are having a headache right now? Yoga won't be of much help. What you need is a Saridon. And Saridon for English speaking headaches is to say, "To hell with grammar". Yes, you heard it right. Stop bothering about your grammar mistakes and speak whether you are speaking correct or incorrect. Would others notice? Most likely, yes, but not as much as you think they would. Would they think you are a fool? No. They would only think that your spoken English is not perfect. And this is not a serious crime if you are an Indian and English is only your second language. Would they laugh at you? Not at all unless you are a class IV school boy talking to other class IV school boys. Would it cost you a job or a promotion? No, in fact, it would be better than not speaking anything till you can speak perfectly. Even in jobs that require English speaking, your hesitation will cost you a job. Your wrong English will only benefit you. I know it sounds crazy but its true. When you hesitate, the boss thinks, "This guy cannot speak". Period When you speak wrong English, the boss thinks, "This guy can speak. This guy tries". Good. Another impression you automatically give when you speak wrong English is, "Well, I am sure this guy is trying hard to improve his English. Otherwise, he too would hesitate like most others". There, that's one more plus score to you. It's like what is better - leaving the answer sheet blank or writing a partially correct answer? You knew the smarter option when you were a school kid writing class IV exams. You got to apply the same wisdom here, now that you are a grown up.
Hesitation happens when you feel uncertainty or doubt. It can be a pause in speech, a faltering moment before you act.
Hesitation is a big hurdle for the students. 90% students are afraid of speaking because of their hesitation only. They know Basic English and they have some words stock too but they feel if we commit mistake people will laugh at us and due to this they never try to speak.
The state like Bihar where people don't get the supportive environment to speak English and day by day they start believing that speaking English is a big task and they ignore even a child can be fluent as some school going children don't feel any hesitation speaking anywhere in Bihar. REBEL organizes HESITATION REMOVAL PROGRAM in every three-four months so that students can participate and judge themselves that they are confidant now and they can speak English anywhere. This unique platform helps them to remove their hesitation and make them confidant. As learning needs years of practice but this unique idea makes them able to think positive and sincere.