About a year ago, I had the good fortune to witness an amazing Pecha Kucha presentation from Maria Scileppi about her Peoplescape project. I later featured Maria and interviewed her about her life-changing project (check out Peoplescape pt. 1 and Peoplescape pt. 2). Now, a year later, I became aware that her presentation was captured on video.
I realize this video might be a little long, but I really believe it’s worthy of your attention. One thing I was impressed with when I talked to Maria was the amount of preparation and rehearsal that went into it – approximately 60 hours.
As someone who gives presentations through my Toastmasters group – and enjoys the spirit and energy of improvisation, I often wrestle with how much time I need to prepare a speech. I think you’ll see here how Maria’s preparation enables her to tell a better story and have a greater impact on her audience. Enjoy and have a great weekend!