In the best presentation Seth Godin suggests we give up on trying to “present”, and instead engage the audience in a completely unscripted dialogue. I do like this approach, and in an agile software context we don’t even need to hire Seth’s mate to sit in the audience and feed the first question. Because running the session as a complete agile project works very well indeed.
Garr Reynolds tells a story of his own to illustrate Seth’s point, describing the experience as more of a “fireside chat” than a presentation. Garr recalls that “even the best PowerPoint slides in the world would have been a barrier between me and the audience”.