It is our strong belief that forming and maintaining a connection with your audience is the single best thing that you can do to help make your presentation a success. Every other aspect of your presentation is affected by this connection, since the information that you present or the action that you are trying to inspire has to pass through the very subjective filter of how the audience feels about you. Are you credible? Likable? Knowledgeable? Interesting? Trustworthy?
Forming a connection with a group of strangers isn’t easy for most people, but it’s a learnable skill, and one that will pay dividends far beyond those times when you happen to be giving a presentation.