Preparation behind closed doors always comes before presentation.
And regardless of how much preparation and development you did in secret, the way you present yourself afterwards shouldn’t be regarded as unimportant.
It’s also important to know who you’re presenting to. While some people love small packages, others like them big.
In 2Kings 4:5, the widow’s sons borrowed vessels from neighbours. It is assumed that these vessels weren’t of the same size.
After preparation, all empty vessels were filled. And according to the instruction of Elisha who said, “…go sell the oil…” (2Kings 4:7), she had the option of presenting the oil in containers, drums, or jars, with some being more expensive than others.
Her target market would determine just how the oil would be packaged.
You may have prepared and mastered your gift. But if you’ve not done your due diligence to know how your market wants it, you’ll present it to them the wrong way.