Timeline for a Talk


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Presented on December 18, 2015

Presented by Emma Jane Westby (@emmajanehw)

Part of the meeting: Speaking for Developers II

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It takes time to prepare a good presentation. Conference presenters will typically spend 40-100 hours getting ready for a single talk. It sounds like a lot, but a few hours a week spent on the *right* tasks are all that it takes to prepare a fantastic presentation. In this session, Emma will walk you through the four-step process she has used time and time again to create her 5-star presentations. You will learn how to:
  • Effectively brainstorm your topic, creating useful learning objectives and practical outcomes for attendees.
  • Pace your time and tasks so that you are not cramming those 40+ hours into the week before your presentation.
  • Effortlessly create a Plan B, Plan C, and Plan D as part of your prep so that it’s impossible to fail on presentation day.
  • Test your material ahead of time — even before you get on stage — so you know you’re delivering the right message.
If the idea of spending 40 hours preparing for a one-hour talk seems impossible, you absolutely need to attend this session. It’s time well spent.