“So many presenters mistake memorization for preparation” says Darren, as he and Mark reveal some powerful principles for preparing and delivering unforgettable presentations.


• Don’t memorize; internalize

• Avoid rehearsing just to remember the words; rehearse to remember the idea

• Use STAGEOLOGY to anchor your ideas to specific places on stage

• Give your audience and idea, principle, technique, habit, tip or action item

• Deliberately rehearse with loud noises in the room

• It’s not ‘if’, but ‘when’ you will encounter unexpected distractions

• Learn from the ways that comedians handle hecklers

• Prepare your presentation in chunks and rehearse them out of sequence