Andrew Dlugan has published another review of speaking articles at Six Minutes. There’s lots of good stuff here, especially an article by Stephanie Scotti, who says your prejudice against using notes while you speak is probably misplaced.
I’m often surprised that many speakers still fall prey to the fallacy that preparation means memorization — and that bringing notes to the podium might make you appear ill-prepared in the eyes of your audience. To the contrary, top presenters know it’s not what you bring to the podium but how you use it that sets apart good and great speakers.
It’s worth your time to read the whole post for nuggets like this: “The trick is to be able to refer to your hard copy while staying connected with your listeners.”