How can Practice Help?

Last week I received this question about the need for practice: “I’m comfortable with speaking in front of people and without a script BUT I hate practicing – whether it’s by myself or in front of others.  Do I really have to practice?  I feel only the ‘real’ experience is going to allow me to speak as I really want it.  Why practice if I’m not going to be repeating it the same exact way?” I talk a lot about preparing for a presentation so you can feel confident before stepping onto the platform and so that you can give