I must echo Javi’s views. I did more of what Javi’s friend (Jorge a PWSS from MIami) did — avoid creating disastrous memories of horrid stuttering, BUT I always “pushed my own envelope” and expanded my comfort zone a bit, and I kept pushing it to the extent that I could without creating a bad incident. I walked a narrow line, but it worked. Eventually, I addressed huge audiences, did live radio and live TV. I sweat my share, but, in the end, I stopped sweating and loved all of it. I still do.
The sad truth remains: As long as we hear/experience bad incidents, we will remain “stutterers”. We simply canNOT allow bad incidents, period. There may be exceptions, but I wouldn’t try to be one.