Many people believe that good presentation is all about the oratory skills that the speaker possesses. This is so untrue. Oration is just a small element in the overall presentation framework. There is much more to presentation than the speaking skill itself.
Presenting is a work of art, an art that can be the factor for success or failure. There are five principles that I personally stick to during presentations. The principles are not comprehensive, but they work every single time, be it in an IT environment or not: