Preparing for a talk: three tips from behind the scenes


Preparing for a talk isn't quick

I spend a lot of time preparing for a 35-40 minute presentation. In total I spend over an hour per every minute of a talk, over the course of about six weeks.

I know people who wing talks. I know people who tweak slides minutes before going on stage. That's not me.

But my goal is different. It's not about presenting information for me. It's about creating a memorable experience. Something that stays with people – long after I leave.

In this 10 minute video, I walk you thru the three things that I worry about, behind the scenes, as I prepare for a presentation.

So tell me this: what's your prep like?