I've always been one of those preachers who has stood behind the lectern, it gives me somewhere to put my script, and somewhere to 'hide' on the days when I am especially nearvous or apprehensive about what I am about to share.
A couple of months ago, the lectern at the hotel disappeared, and we discovered had been thrown out. For a few weeks I used a music stand from home, which somehow or other disappeared without trace. And then I just decided to hold my papers in my hand.
And it's been fine. I haven't suddenly morphed into one of those preachers who paces the platform (not least as there is no platform) but I have managed just fine holding my notes in my hand (I've only dropped them once! Because I'm a bean counter, the pages are numbered, so no significant harm done).
Combined with the different style of the summer services, it's also given me 'permission' to be a bit more experimental, making greater use of visual, video or musical inputs, as well as leaving space and quiet for private reflection and response. Not things I've never done before, but perhaps greater confidence in employing them more often.
I am actually quite happy to place my notes on the end of the (communion) table and pick them up as and when needed - and my lovely congregation are accommodating the more 'creative' stuff with their usual grace and generosity.