This is probably the area I have learnt the most from. Indeed one will never ever feel completely prepared but the thing though is to maintain control over your preparation. Indeed less is more. It was always apparent only through the various consultations with Brad or feedback received that I had a persistent problem of trying to cover as much ground as possible: address multiple problems and try to link them; come up with as many solutions as possible and try to connect them to one problem hoping that all are relevant. As such much of the material prepared had to be discarded (too much content, lack of focus – potentially confusing etc.)
Large portions of my speech had to be constantly altered or discarded as well. In fact the main body of the final speech I presented was drawn up the night before after realizing the irrelevance of the previous drafts. The team agreed that while it was less comprehensive, it was definitely more focused and easier to follow.
Could probably better familiarize myself with use of technology: slides probably still had the most words; was probably the only person to use the primitive whiteboard in place of animations, weird positioning of the whiteboard etc. I was however comfortable in presenting information through a balanced mix of memorisation and improvisation thus not having to over-rely on either. Perhaps I could use more impactful pictorials strategically fitted to phrases in future.