This is the basic template I use for all of my presentations:
- Start with the hook.
- Tell your story.
- Draw out the three key points.
- Finish with your call to action.
The template gives you the essential elements of a good presentation by engaging the audience in three ways:
- Head — a logical structure
- Heart — a compelling hook and an engaging story
- Body — a call to action
Practise using the template until you are thoroughly familiar with it. Once you’ve used it a few times, you can start to mix things up, but as with all improvisation, it’s much easier to be spontaneous when you start from a clear structure.