In almost any job communication skills, especially oral presentation skills, are a must have. Many professionals have not noticed a change in the way that presentations are conducted in recent years. Others, however, have found, or will find, that many presentations can change drastically in the way that they need to be prepared and delivered. One thing is for sure: time is precious, especially the personal time of your audience members. You have a great presentation to make but if you take too long and bore them, it’s wasted. This article aims to give ten tips on how to give an effective short presentation, whether you will be delivering your presentation to a live audience, to an online audience, or both.