Tips for adulthood: how to prepare a talk in five minutes

by  Delia Lloyd, adviser at Clearwater Advisers  / Posted on

We’ve all been there – you’re in a meeting, minding your own business, when your boss suddenly turns to you and says: “I’d like you say something about XXX in five minutes.” You smile politely and nod. “Sure,” you respond. “No problem”.

Inside, however, you’re panicking. You’re always super prepared when you give a talk. You like to have all your ducks in a row. But five minutes? What if you say the wrong thing? Or forget to make your key point? Or – worst of all – ramble incoherently?

Worry not. Even with only five minutes to prepare, here are five steps you can take to nail your presentation:

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