Projector thoughts from PC Magazine

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Today PC Magazine published an article reviewing some projectors and started with a review of what factors they consider important for selecting a projector. First, he says that for most business presentations an SVGA (800 x 600) resolution projector is just fine. If all you are displaying is text, that may be OK, but today's top presenters are using visuals to support their message which require an XGA resolution projector as the minimum acceptable.

PowerPoint Tip: What to look for in a travelling projector

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I have been asked twice recently about what specifications or features I would consider when purchasing a projector to take with you to present to small to mid sized groups (2-100 people). lb projector is just a little more than a 4 lb one - it is almost 38% heavier and your arm will tell you after only a few trips. Don't be convinced that a lower priced SVGA projector will properly project an XGA signal because it won't.

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PowerPoint Tip - Equipment Connections

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The two most important pieces of equipment you will likely be using are a projector and your computer. The most obvious connection is to connect the display port of the computer to the display input of the projector. This is usually done using a cable that connects to the VGA port of the computer and a computer input port on the projector (sometimes a VGA port and sometimes a special port for that projector).

Multiple Presenters Using PowerPoint

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In this case, I suggested that they ask the A/V company to supply a projector with two computer inputs (many of the mid to upper range projectors have multiple computer inputs). Each presenter will connect their laptop to one of the inputs on the projector. During the presentation, when they want to switch between the slides, they will simply switch the input on the projector to display the correct laptop input.

PowerPoint Tip - Equipment Failure

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Even though the equipment is far more reliable than it was when I started presenting with computers and projectors over 10 years ago, it is not perfect. This means that you should be mentally and physically prepared to deal with various types of failures, from projectors to computers to sound systems and every other component you use. If you are going to use PowerPoint to present, at some point in time you will have to deal with the equipment failing.

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How getting in the beam makes you a better presenter

Speaking about Presenting

One such silly rule is that you shouldn’t walk into into the beam of the projector. One of the classic TED videos is Hans Rosling’s 2006 presentation. The closer you are to the projector the more central you can be without getting in the beam: 2.

Ego Food: Want to be a better speaker?

Ive given talks where projectors die midway through, Ive tried to give slideless talks (which always will be marked down slightly by audiences, it is in their nature) 6) Take questions at the end. There were JavaMX talks being given at OSCON as far back as 2006. Rules of thumb: 1) 60hz at 1024x768 works on every projector. Ego Food Healthy, organic food for Chris DiBonas ego, so it can grow up big and strong.


Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

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Sometimes the presenter moved in front of the projector blocking the screen and creating a splash of light on themselves. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.