This learning guide was written by Fiona Dent, Director of Faculty Development at Ashridge. It is is one of a series produced by the Learning Resource Centre. Each guide sets out to give you a quick summary of the main theories on a particular topic backed up by a practical commentary based on Ashridge's long experience of consulting on and teaching management issues. We hope that it whets your appetite for more information. The guide points you in the direction of other sources such as key books, articles and videos.
If you have less than an hour, read the overview and the short best practice essays Prepare presentations and Deliver presentations. Once you have read through the overview section, test your knowledge by attempting the short quiz.
If you have slightly longer than this, take and look at some of the recommended articles in the resources section. The list of practical development activities give hints and tips for improving your technique.
Last modified: 19/07/2007