Here are tips to practise if you want to excel in your project presentations:
Own the presentation. No one knows it better than you in the room, so be confident (You can make mistakes and correct them without the audience even realising it!)
Always introduce yourself before you introduce your topic.
Never read from the slides. Talk about it. Keep the slides set with minimal text so that the audience won’t try and read it by themselves while you are talking.
Always think about the three-acts of story telling. How are you starting, how are you taking them forward and how are you concluding it.
Never read the titles of your slides (the audience will do it). Focus on maintaining a seamless organic flow in your speech.
Be excited about the presentation. If you don’t show your enthusiasm, audience will lose interest in you.
Control your pace. Don’t start in haste and burn all your energy in the first half. You will end up exhausted before you reach the conclusion. Maintain a calm and steady pace and distribute your energy evenly.
Use laymen terms, laymen language and read the room. Be ready to do improvs on the go.