If you want to improve your teaching presentation style, recruit someone you trust to give you honest assessment. But you need to give them a specific list of things to monitor, or else you're likely to get back a nice-but-nonspecific "Good job!"
Here are seven aspects they can monitor for you:
- Volume -- loud enough?
- Talking speed -- not too fast, and some variation for engagement?
- Tone -- positive and upbeat, or dreary?
- Move around, move hands?
- Uhms, Oohs, You-Know, and other filler words? Level of distraction?
- Making eye contact regularly without uncomfortable staring? Making eye contact with people in all areas of the room?
- Overall energy level at start, mid-point, and end?
You'll probably be surprised at gaps between the feedback you receive and what you thought was going on. The better you understand how you are perceived, the better you can improve.