How to prepare to give a talk, tutorial or presentationΒΆ

  • Identify the goal of the talk, tutorial or presentation.
  • Rehearse for five minutes without preparation to pinpoint what needs work.
  • Rehearse before creating any visual aids.
  • Rehearse instead of worrying.
  • Practice covering the main points in one minute and five minutes.
  • Practice giving the talk without visual aids.
  • Iteratively rehearse for five minutes, prepare for ten minutes, rehearse for five minutes, prepare for ten minutes.
  • Work on another topic after two iterations.