I interviewed for a role last November and felt pretty good about some aspects of the job and wary about others. I liked the team and the job itself, which would be a great resume builder for me. I was iffy on the hiring manager, who seemed very smart but I got the feeling he wouldn't be as available as I'd like. He also seemed very eager to fill the role as I was given a verbal offer after one interview. However, it's worth noting that that was how my current job's hiring process was like and things worked out OK (for the most part).
Because the interviewing process was so short, I had an email exchange with one of the team members which revealed that this role would require some public speaking and informal presentations in meetings (this post actually inspired me to write this). Since I'm introverted with a fear of public speaking, I've been running away from presenting in meetings all my professional life! However, now I'm wondering if I made a mistake and if this role could be a good opportunity to get over my public speaking fears.
The job is still open and it looks like the previous person is filling in as a contractor for the time being. For those of you who have walked back on saying no to an offer, how did it work out for you? How did you ask to be considered again without coming across as desperate? Thank you all!