So why do most presentations fall flat?
Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen is a master teacher on how to present information in ways that get remembered. In an email exchange, he suggested reading Brain Rules by John Medina to understand why most learning environments and presentation styles absolutely suck for retaining much of anything of importance. I'm in the midst of the book right now, and he's right... Couple Brain Rules with the book Presentation Zen, and you'll forever feel guilty for subjecting your audience to yet another PowerPoint "template".
Check out his "presentation (of sorts)" of Brain Rules in terms of how it specifically relates to presenting to others: Brain Rules for Presenters
And don't be surprised to see a few people take some risks at ILUG this year.