1 – Body language: Focus on your posture and stay even while talking, so no slouching, pacing, etc
2 – Speak with enthusiasm and conviction. Get pumped or don’t present
3 – Know your presentation, so you don’t depend on your slides for content
4 – Tape yourself and play back to catch “uhs/ums” and all other mistakes
5 – 10-20-30: No more than 10 slides, less than 20 minutes, and no less than 30 font. Insert photos to spice up, but leave out all clip art.
6 – No more than 8 words across and 6 lines down for your bullets. For detailed information, hand out those documents afterward to not distract your audience.
7 – Ensure your bullets roll in one click at a time. No flashy effects and use a remote clicker with a timer.
8 – Know your audience. Tell them what you are going to accomplish through your presentation, tell them, and recap.
9 – Make eye contact and project yourself. Inject humor where appropriate.
10 – Save time for questions and record what could have been better.