I've always been a shy person, never really speaking up or trying to take the leader role. But I tried to change and step out of my comfort zone, and now I'm not really afraid of most things. I don't have a problem going in front of 100 people and saying something stupid, or taking responsibility.
What I have a huge problem with though, is making phone calls. Whenever I'm supposed to call someone, I delay it as much as possible, trying to find any possible way around other than making the call by myself. It doesn't matter if I'm calling my client or a girl, or even my mom. The idea of the call itself makes me wanna postpone it as much as possible.
I know that this fear is completely irrational, and that there is like 0.0000000000001% chance that something will go wrong, but that still doesn't help me.
The funny thing is, that I wouldn't mind saying the same thing in person, which doesn't make any sense, because that should be percieved as much more dangerous than just a phone call.
To be completely honest, I don't even recall any bad experience with phone calling, it's probably just because I was always afraid to speak.
Any suggestions how to get over this? I know that the answer to I'm afraid of phone calls is to make a lot of them ... but I'd prefer some smaller step advice.