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Think SHARP:

Storytelling - tell the audience a story. Anecdotes and personal experiences help to connect with an audience and make you more relatable.

Humor - keep the audience's attention, but be sparing with jokes, you want the audience to take you seriously.

Analogies - to clarify your topic, compare it with something the audience may be more familiar with.

References - present facts and give credit where credit is due.

Pictures - show don't just tell. Images can enhance your presentation and give the audience a visual reference point.

Rajagopal speaking to 25,000 people, Janadesh 2007, India.jpg

Image credit: Rajagopal speaking to 25,000 people, Janadesh 2007 available from Wikimedia Commons.