Lena Reinhard likes raspberries, beautiful light, and good landscapes. She also loves public speaking and is an introvert.
Though this might seem like a contradiction in terms, she's spent some time writing about the processes she uses when she prepares and writes conference talks.
From the audience's perspective, it's easy to think that good speakers just "have it"; that they sit down at their computers and start writing, and the magic flows from there.
However, if you've ever given such a talk yourself, you'll know that quite a bit more goes into creating something that people actually want to hear. From finding good conferences to speak at, to applying, to dealing with rejection, Lena has put together a comprehensive outline of how she's found success.