I recently saw an article on LifeHacker with tips on presenting. I added my 2 cents with the following:
A boring presentation should be a sin. It wastes everyones time. I have seen presentations and trainings that used decks of 50 to 80 slides…Ughh! If you choose to do that, either blaze through the slides (which could be fun, if done right) or give it up — you are hitting people in the face with a fire hydrant of too much information.
– Above all, keep it FUN
– Keep it highly interactive
– Practice, practice, practice
– K.I.S.S. (not the band)
– Boil down what you want to say into key phrases
– Use handouts for the boring numbers and data