Brett Lamphier of Athleon has posted a nice set of tips for the budding presenter. Excerpt:
Your slide deck is like your friend that’s hanging out behind you, integrate it into the conversation you’re having with your audience. Introduce them. Make them friends. It sounds weird but speaking with ease between your .ppt file, your audience, and your brain just makes everything work.
Great stuff. I could have used this when I was preparing for my own presentation earlier this month in front of the Seattle Tech Startups group. Luckily I don’t think I committed too many of the “don’ts” and I actually got a few of the “dos” as well.