Preparing for a talk: three tips from behind the scenes

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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?

About Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema has been working with WordPress since 2005. Over the years he's been a blogger, a speaker at WordCamps, a coach for WordPress product companies, and the founder of the conference for WordPress business owners, called CaboPress. Today he's the VP of Products at Liquid Web, where he manages the world's first managed platform for WooCommerce stores.

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