Introduction

You have probably attended a presentation at one time or another. If it was a good presentation, it was most likely led by a charismatic and enthusiastic presenter who leveraged effective facilitation techniques to draw audience participation. Whether the presentation’s goal was to provide information or to elicit a call to action, the presenter’s skills and structure of the content probably had a great deal of impact on what you remembered and acted on after it.

Presentations are an expected skill for nearly every professional today. You might have led a presentation yourself, either at school, for work, or in the community. They’re not just about delivering information, but effectively communicating a message that the audience ...

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