A simple way to remember the elements of an interesting presentation is SPEC.
S P E C
Spark Purpose Example Conclusion
SPARK – This is something that will grab your audience’s interest and get them engaged and listening.
PURPOSE – Tell your audience why you are there and what you will tell them.
EXAMPLE – This is the meat of your presentation. This will be the “stories” that illustrate each point that you told the audience you would cover.
Each story will also have a framework. One model is STAR – Situation, Task, Action, Result.
CONCLUSION – As simply as possible, restate the points that you covered. Make sure you have proven your initial question or challenge to the audience.
Throughout your talk – MAKE IT INTERESTING. Make eye contact with the audience. Modulate your voice and show your passion – emphasize strong points with a strong voice, show emotion / passion at the appropriate points.
You don’t have to use any slides or visual aids to have a wonderful talk. IF you use visual aids, make them ADD to your verbal painting, don’t make the visuals the focal point. To many slides are a common failing.