Great Presenters Don't Rely On Recipes

When I first started cooking, I relied heavily on recipes from trusted cookbooks.  Methodically following the instructions, I was able to produce impressive meals.

Slowly, I started to tweak recipes to meet my own preferences, adding a bit more of this, a little less of that.

As my confidence in my judgment improved, I began to change recipes significantly or create dishes just by assembling what seemed like a good mix of ingredients.

In many ways we go through the same cycle as presenters, initially relying heavily on our prescripted outlines and notes, and eventually feeling confident enough to draw on the best ingredients (content segments) and assemble them in real-time, tweaking and fine-tuning based on our read of the participant's tastes.

The faster you can move through this progression, the more powerful the learning experiences you can create.

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