Never introduce yourself to an audience when your title slide is showing. If you must have a title slide, let it show for a few seconds in silence, then turn off the PowerPoint to introduce yourself and your topic.
First, let's be clear, I'm talking about everyday meetings as well as the bigger occasions.
Have the courage to be imperfect.
Such a simple idea. So effective. I'm getting emails from attendees at my presentation skills workshops saying things like, "You're right. It really is okay to make a mistake!"