Your PowerPoint should be designed with only bullet heads as talking points. It should not contain long sentences. Doing this one thing alone will help you to stop reading your presentation and be in the moment with your audience.

When you put together your speech, make sure you do not script it out. If you do, your speech will sound stilted and your credibility will go down. If you practice your speech a lot, it may flow well, but if you have a Q&A session, there will be a sharp contrast in your style, and your credibility with the audience suffer.

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