Much presentation skills advice misses the point. A presentation needs great slides and an effective presenter. If slides tell the audience what the presenter is going to say, they have no reason to listen. Get your slides wrong, and what you do with your hands is irrelevant.
There are plenty of myths around how to deliver effective presentations:
- Your slides should contain a single image with one line of text
- You should use a script
- You should practice in front of a mirror
- You should always maintain eye contact, and not look at your slides
This free video presentation looks at how to prepare for a presentation, where to stand, where to look when presenting, and at how to make sure your slides support you – instead of undermining you.