In business today there are few managers who do not give presentations. At its best, a presentation is the most powerful, flexible and economic way of communication with people. But presentations often fail; they are too long, too boring, too verbose and they use bad visual aids and are accompanied by hesitations and pauses. This guide aims to enable professionals to avoid these pitfalls and present in an interesting, persuasive and enjoyable way. It assumes a prior exposure to the basic skills of that process and is designed to be dipped into as your experience and skills grow. It offers guidance on how to plan, prepare and deliver a presentation of a professional standard, with additional ideas and appropriate tools to enhance standards.