I do lots of presentations at work and at conferences. I used to be scared to death the audience woyld think I was a poser or fraud. my time in grad school at the Conway School gave me all the tools I need to give effective presentations and have fun doing it.
  1. Don't bombard with meaningless facts, figures, and percentages.
  2. Do tell stories and personalize them.
  3. Don't talk TO the audience. Talk WITH them. Ask them questions.
  4. Do NOT read.your powerpoint.
  5. Tell them what you know. Admit what you don't.
  6. Never include TOP 5 or 10 lists as part of your presentation. They are obnoxious and subjective.