You should prepare and practice as much as you can.
Read, learn and do your research.
- Write it out.
- Read it again.
- Say it out loud.
Follow the lead from your instructor, coach or mentor.
- Put time in on your own.
- Spend more time than you think.
- Try to think about it as if you were doing it live.
Then. When you think you are ready.
No matter how much time you prepare and practice, you will still be nervous. Just know that you did as much as you could and the next time, it will be that much easier, smoother and fluid.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl