Presenting information clearly and effectively is a key skill to get your message or opinion across and, today, presentation skills are required in almost every field.

Whether you are a student, manager or executive, if you wish to start up your own business, apply for a grant or stand for an elected position, you may very well be asked to make a presentation. This can be a very daunting prospect.

If, in this position, the first thing you do is open up PowerPoint or KeyNote or some other slideshow application, then you should probably first spend some time developing your presentation skills. Delivering an inspirational or captivating presentation requires a lot of preparation and work, and you may not need presentation software after all.

Many people feel terrified when asked to make their first public talk, but these initial fears can be reduced by good preparation which will also lay the groundwork for making an effective presentation.

Let Rob show how to make your presentation work and guide you away from the common mistakes many people make when designing their presentation.