Here is an author who gave a talk on his book. The subject is kind of irrelevant. Let’s look at how he delivered his talk. It is obvious that he used speaking notes because we can see him refer to them frequently. But not so frequently that he was reading his notes to the audience – a cardinal sin and a big no-no in presentation. His delivery was not smooth. Nor was it slick. It was not over-rehearsed. He was having a conversation with the audience on a topic he knew very well. He was telling a story.
Just watch a few minutes of it and you will see what I mean.