How do you know if you’ve prepared enough for your next speaking gig? Is there such a thing as too much preparation?
If you want your speech to be a success, you need to prepare. This means determining your content and then practicing your presentation of that content. But how do you know if you’ve prepared enough?
The answer to that question depends on the presentation, and your knowledge of the subject. Some speeches need more preparation than others. But a basic rule of thumb would be to ask yourself “Do you feel confident enough in your ability to deliver the content that you can do it even if your pre-determined crutches all failed you?”
That means, if you were planning on using PowerPoint slides to help you along, would you still be able to give a meaningful presentation without them?