Erin - That is SO cool! I just felt your whole post in my gut as I was reading, and it is making me smile so much! Yay, you!
Does Toastmasters videotape your speeches? That was the biggest help for me to get over nervousness about public speaking; I viewed a video from a speech I did in a Speech class. Even though I was VERY nervous, on film I looked poised, prepared and engaging! I had prepared a LOT for the speech, so I know that was helpful. It gave me a great perspective.
I just recently spoke a local psychic here about starting a spiritual development group - she's up for it! I read about that in James' books. Do you have one there?