Conducting Effective Presentations

This paper from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides a range of tips and advice for ensuring presentations are clear and concise and effectively get their message across.


  • Not, “How should I Talk?” but “How do they Learn?”
  • Full Disclosure
  • Share Expectations
  • Agree on a Length of Time in Advance
  • Twenty-Minute Attention Span
  • Tell your Story
  • Takeaways
  • Discussion Questions
  • Organizing a Presentation
  • Slide Maxims
  • On the Day of the Presentation
  • Preparation


Malvicini, P., & Atkinson, A. D. Asian Development Bank, (2009). Conducting effective presentations (January 2009 | 27). Retrieved from website: