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Keep your screen alive during presentations to avoid embarrassing hibernation mode

PowerPoint Tips

Have you ever started a presentation, gotten into a discussion with your audience, and found that your laptop went into hibernation because you stopped moving the mouse? This little program simulates jiggling the mouse, so your laptop doesn’t go to sleep. Delivery hibernation laptop mouse sleep modeEnter Mouse Jiggler.

A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

Laptop computer. Laptop power cable. Tags: Preparation PowerPoint public speaking Keynote Business Business Services Microsoft PowerPoint Education and Training Public Speaker Communications Banana Checklist Universal Serial Bus Notebooks and Laptops Contact lens The list is designed to be comprehensive. Money for taxi. Props.

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Step away from the laptop

Speak Schmeak

Since we've been talking about coming out from behind the lectern , let's talk about coming out from behind the computer.

Facebook - No longer can we laptop users block ads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That will apply to us laptop users who access Facebook. There's that old adage:  There is no free lunch. call it The Facebook Effect.

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iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface - Laptops Symbol Of Non-Distruptive Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Soon enough - and in disruptive circles, already - flipping open a laptop will brand us as Yesterday. Or, the kiss of career death: old.

Baby Boomer Writers: Have Laptop, Can Relocate Overseas

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among the bids for a 3,000 word article on a topic associated with aging was one for $50.  Yes, that's $50.  Not even $500.

Free Agent, Home Office, Laptop In Distress - Boxaid Treated Me Like Big Corporate Client

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

would have preferred to be in denial that my laptop was in distress. There was something wrong. Sounded unusual, I thought. Shocking. 

PowerPoint Tip: Wide screen laptops

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Almost every laptop sold today is a wide screen model. In PowerPoint, you can set the Slide Show Resolution to be different than the regular resolution that your laptop normally uses. So how does it look on my laptop screen? The native display resolution is great and allows you to put applications side by side when working.

Barnes & Noble - Should it also pull plug on laptop users, non-paying magazine readers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  They are banning laptops.  That doubts skyrocketed Sunday when I had to kill three hours while Best Buy geeks prepped my new laptop and transferred files.    Four tables were shut down by those with, yeah, laptops.   Now so do some of those Third Places in New York.    My suggestion?

11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

Technology in the workplace has certainly become a proverbial “double-edged sword.” – Emails are rarely seen as being too soft.

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Not really earth-shattering, but it happens, to some individual’s detriment, every day. #4 Laptops – I often present in corporate conference rooms, and often see 8 or more people whip out the laptop to take notes at a medium sized conference table. This is often where it gets tricky. The response is “fine.”

Show the current time on your PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

But in front of you is your laptop and it shows the slide. Anyway, it may look impolite to be checking your watch, even if you have one.

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Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

Not really earth-shattering, but it happens, to some individual’s detriment, every day. #4 Laptops – I often present in corporate conference rooms, and often see 8 or more people whip out the laptop to take notes at a medium sized conference table. This is often where it gets tricky. The response is “fine.”

Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead. Light and easy for carrying around.

Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool

PowerPoint Tips

Most laptops also have an F key that sets this up. Presenter View is a secret view that only you see! What can you do with Presenter View?

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How to use your remote to switch to another presentation in PowerPoint 2007 & 2010

PowerPoint Tips

This means that you need to go to your laptop, move your cursor onto the shape, and click. ” Here’s the problem.

A remote control can set your presentations free!

Presentation Zen

Links to the remotes mentioned in the video A favorite of mine is the Easy Presenter Presentation Remote by Keyspan. alternative link on Amazon ).

PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

normally don’t carry that amount of gear with me, but I do carry more than just my laptop and remote. carry a 12 foot VGA extension cable in the bottom of my laptop bag. Because it allows me to place my laptop where I can see it and work with it regardless of how the AV staff have set up the projector connection.

How to Engage Your Audience In Three Sentences or Less

Matt Eventoff

•People typing on laptops. The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. •People looking up.

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

The smartphones are out in force; it is not unusual to see laptops, netbooks or tablets out and being utilized as well; 3) Eyes looking up. The audience is seated.  The lights dim and the room quiets.  Eyes looking down; 4) Eyes looking everywhere but at the speaker. So how do you effectively open a speech or presentation? .

How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV


Connect Your Laptop or Mobile Device Using an HDMI Cable. In this demo we will show you how to connect a laptop with an LED TV using an HDMI cable. Step 1: Plug in your HDMI cable into your laptop’s HDMI Port (as shown below). However, sometimes the projector is replaced with a large monitor or TV. Use a Video Streaming Device.

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Start a video with a remote

PowerPoint Tips

Furthermore, let’s say that you are using a remote and don’t want to have to walk over to your laptop and click on the video itself.

Progress and the intentional selection of less

Presentation Zen

Many people today talk about presentation technology as if it were a panacea for boring lectures and ineffective presentations.

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10 Mobile Apps for Highly Creative People

Duarte Blog

Hard to argue the creative benefit when paired with your laptop and your favorite creative software. Adobe Ideas. link]. Source: [link]. link].

Which presenter remote do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

Please leave a comment so others can benefit from your experience. Here are some items you can include: What shape and size is it? Delivery Resources

Presentation Tip: Be prepared: VGA is going away

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

For many years presenters have walked into a room and connected their laptop to the projector using a VGA cable. Look at your laptop. Get the correct adapters now and make room in your laptop bag to carry them so you have them when needed. much better solution is to plan now for a laptop that has a digital connection built in.

Presenter View; a quick tip

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Here is a quick tip to make your PowerPoint presentations a little more effective. So when I give a presentation, I see something like this.

7 Deadly Sins of Presentation Preparation

DeFinis Communications

Have you ever found yourself sitting in the center seat of a packed auditorium—hemmed in on both sides by people and laptops—listening to a keynote speaker who is supposed to be imparting knowledge and wisdom, but instead is droning on and on? You want to run, but you can’t. So you endure what seems like torture.

Ethics of Advertising

The Communication Blog

In a recent article of The Ethicist in the NYTimes ( [link]. ) a question was raised about the ethics of laptops being positioned in front of television newscasters if they are there to convey the impression of being up-to-the-minute (but not for actual use). Is this advertising (product placement), the writer asked, ethical for a news show?

A guide to slides for non-designers: Presentation find of the week

The Eloquent Woman

Should I pay attention, or should I get my laptop out and hack until lunch? But a great talk is really hurt by terrible slides.

Presentation Tidbits - Projector Connection and Selection

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

The first gives an excellent reminder in 6 easy steps on how to connect a laptop to your projector and the other gives 3 questions to ask when choosing a projector to purchase. Tags: PowerPoint Tools Presentation Technology Projectors choosing a LCD projector connecting a projector to your laptop

Thinking of doing a Hangout? Read this first!

Speak Schmeak

If you''re using a laptop, elevate it on some books or a box, so that you''re looking directly into the camera or even looking up a bit. sorry!

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Making presentations with an iPad. It’s time.

The Presenter's Blog

It’s time to commit the bulky laptop carry-bag to history. Some months ago I blogged about presenting with an iPad. Nothing adds currency to a presentation quite like current affairs. Philips Bluetooth speaker. Much bang, little bucks. For any presentations that require sound, I’ve added a Philips blue-tooth speaker to my kit bag.

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

Unhitch yourself from the laptop with a wireless presentation remote. It''s the most wonderful time of the year! Oldies but goodies.

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Where were you when the tech went out?

More than PowerPoint...

Sure, I had a thumb drive and a laptop as a backup. Well, it happened again. — and a nifty state-of-the-art presentation system. Argh!).

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Why the Massive Move to Mobile Computing Changes Content Marketing Rules

Content Marketing Today

Rethink Your Content Marketing by Aiming at Billions of Buyers on the Move. Smartphones Soar. billion units by 2016. Tablets Triumph. to play games.

How the Sizzling Shift to Mobile Computing Is Changing More Marketing Rules

Content Marketing Today

In 2010 more Smartphones will be sold than either desktop or laptop computers. Cranky Laptops Cave to Cuddly and Communicative IPads.

PowerPoint Presentation Do’s and Don’ts

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Use a clicker to control your slides Using your laptop keyboard or mouse to control your PowerPoint Presentation is usually a bad idea. Tweet.

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Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

You just plug the USB adapter into your laptop and it works. Click the right button to go to the next slide. It’s that easy.

Speaking Tools Beyond Your Equipment

Pivotal Public Speaking

He or she may rely on laptops, projectors, PA systems, and so on, all in an effort to enhance the ability to communicate. When making a speech or presentation, a typical speaker usually has a number of tools to help convey their message. The best speaking tools, however, can’t be found in electronic shops or purchased online.