Polished performers are the best examples to observe in order to improve presentations. Two such polished performers are Vic Brazil and Anand Swaminathan. They can be heard over at feminem.com discussing lots of presentation tips but with a particular focus on women presenting. Whoever you are, there’s loads to learn from their chat.
Some of the tips-
be yourself, the audience really value that
present the image of yourself you want the audience to have
ensure you are introduced in the way you would like to be
be aware and determine your body language
clothing is a risk management issue- feel good but don’t add risk!
microphones pose problems that need addressing before you take the stage
shoes should be “sharp” but not dangerous
practise, practise, practise