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How long does it usually take you to prepare a presentation?

My answer to How long does it usually take you to prepare a presentation? on Quora

Damian Conway (one of the best technical presenters I’ve ever seen, who also runs amazing tutorials on giving great talks) says “to produce really top-class presentations, budget at least ten to twenty hours per hour of speaking”.

The more experienced I get at public speaking, the more I agree with his rule of thumb.

This is How long does it usually take you to prepare a presentation? by Simon Willison, posted on 13th November 2013.

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