Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and branding pro, and works with individuals and organizations to help nail their messaging and engage clients, customers, and fans. Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion” has earned more than 3 million views to date.

A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider, Forbes.com, and Inc.com. She’s the co-founder of Lights Camera Expert, LLC, a media strategy education company, and creator of  Tapped to Speak, an online course to help you land your stand-out signature talk.

On this week’s show, Terri and I talk about what presenters do wrong and what they should ask themselves before they step on stage. Because Terri also does stand-up comedy, we also talk about the differences between that type of presentation and the sort of presentations many of regularly give.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your presentation or data visualization skills, be sure to check out my Public Workshops page. I have a few workshops upcoming, including this Thursday, April 19 where I’ll be teaming up with Brittany Fong to teach data visualization and Tableau. Registration information for that training can be found here. Use the coupon code “podcast” to receive 10% off your registration fee.

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Terri has a couple of upcoming events in NYC. On June 7 & 8, you can check out her event Tapped to Speak Live. In addition, if you opt-in to her newsletter, you’ll get a free guide, 25Q’s to discover your TED-worthy idea. Text “territ” to 44222.