Presenting unfamiliar topics can be a way to nudge yourself into sitting down and expanding your skills. Both times I have talked at Oklahoma City Cocoaheads have felt underprepared, and tonight I discovered I had recently introduced an app-crashing bug shortly after the talk started. But even when a talk hasn’t gone as planned, the preparation has made topic seem less foreign.

Even if I don’t present again anytime soon, I will start preparing for another talk. Then when the time arises, hopefully it will feel like I am presenting because I am prepared and not preparing to present.

Nicholas Lindley