http://fourhourworkweek.com/2010/04/11/public-speaking-how-i-prepare-every-time/ This is from Amy Lynn's Useletter... I thought this was interesting both from the standpoint of preparing for a podcast possibly or a training video or an actual public talk. I'm curious if any of you have done much public speaking and if so, how you prepare? In a way I have, in the context of being a teacher. In that case, I would prepare by creating my lesson plans, being already really knowledgeable of the content and brushing up on or re-reading relevant texts. I like the way that Tim's first suggestion is to make the focus about teaching from the stage. That is actually my own primary tip for having the courage to put myself "out there," viewing myself as a teacher or someone who is there to help others, rather than focusing on myself. Focusing on myself feels scary, but focusing on help others feels safe.