As the title says really. This is the first speech I have given in years, and I am pretty nervous about it. I have made a few pages of notes, and everything, but this is where my dilemma is. If I just read the notes, I get the point across, but it is really boring (it is a speech on a boring subject anyway). However, I think I could do it off the cuff. I know the material well, and I am a pretty good speaker without notes (aside from the occasional tasteless joke), but I have images in my mind of me standing up and then forgetting everything I need to talk about, in front of an audience of 20 people. If I do remember everything though, and I manage to stay calm, it would be a damn good speech, even though I do say so myself. Do you all think I should take the risk, or not?