Here’s an almost insatiable audience desire: "I want to know where I am in your presentation at all times."
A few speakers are so entertaining that the audience will suspend that desire, but if you’re like most presenters, your credibility goes up when you signpost.
How do I signpost?
You're signposting when you indicate where you’ve just been, and where you’re going next. Examples:
"Well, that’s what we planned. Now here’s what actually happened."
When you signpost, you give the sense of knowing what you’re doing. You’re in control.