The most undervalued element of a great presentation is: Engaging the audience.
Many presenters forget to engage their audience. It is unfortunate because engagement creates energy in the room and a better understanding and memory of the content.
Some presenters do not make room for engagement, others feel insecure about it. This should not stop you. There are so many easy ways to engage your audience. Ask a question around the room, use a Body-Poll or throw a ball around.
There is a rule of thumb you can use when you prepare a presentation. It’s the 10-20-30 rule.
10 slides, 20 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of discussion.
Use this rule as guidance. The goal of the presentation is make the audience remember the content. The best way to do that is not a billion slides. It is engagement.