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. Do you find yourself jiggling the mouse to avoid your laptop going into hibernation? Delivery hibernation laptop mouse sleep mode

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 As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. The last thing we want is to be distracted because we’ve overlooked a logistical detail.

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Looking Forward to Research/Anecdotes about Lost Productivity - Banned Laptops

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Say, I am the typical professional dependent on my laptop for most work-related tasks and recognize how risky it is to allow that laptop to be part of checked baggage. Meanwhile, as I struggle with long form on the iPhone I worry if my suitcase containing the laptop will be lost.

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. PowerPoint users are frequently seen standing in one place, pushing a button on their computer to advance their slides.

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. It has decided that if we are using ad blockers on that free service, it will enable its advertisers to bypass that technology.

Have iPhone, Laptop: Can step away from my desk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  On the way to the Hospital, in the waiting room, and when sitting amidst the high-tech medical devices, I manned my smartphone and laptop.  When I return to Yale Hospital next Friday, you bet, I will be lugging the iPhone and the laptop

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. This particular Baby Boomer writer indicated she was willing also to do three more for another $50 each.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I would have preferred to be in denial that my laptop was in distress. I described the peculiar ways the laptop had been acting and my fear that, well, it was dying.  There was something wrong.

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? Either your laptop screen will show a horizontally stretched version of your slides, or it will show a display that has black bars on each side and is not stretched.

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. I always had my profit doubts about the genteel practice of turning coffee shops and book stores into those Third Places - that is, where folks could just hang.    Now so do some of those Third Places in New York. 

11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

3 Smartphones are not always associated with work – Fairly or unfairly, tablets and iPhones are often associated with activities such as texting and other non-work activities (unlike laptops). Technology in the workplace has certainly become a proverbial “double-edged sword.”

Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

While this post is not a definitive guide by any means, but these 11 tips will help to safely navigate the new workplace, and avoid situations that put a lot of people in bad positions each and every day: #1 Smartphones are not always associated with work – Fairly or unfairly, tablets and iPhones are often associated with activities such as texting and other non-work activities (unlike laptops).

Show the current time on your PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

But in front of you is your laptop and it shows the slide. Let’s say that you’re running a meeting and want to keep everyone on track so that the meeting ends on time. These days, fewer people wear watches. (My

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Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

While this post is not a definitive guide by any means, but these 11 tips will help to safely navigate the new workplace, and avoid situations that put a lot of people in bad positions each and every day: #1 Smartphones are not always associated with work – Fairly or unfairly, tablets and iPhones are often associated with activities such as texting and other non-work activities (unlike laptops).

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. An iPad is an oversized iPod, without the functionality of a laptop. Presenting from an iPad is a different experience from using a laptop.

Presenter View: Your secret presentation tool

PowerPoint Tips

I’ve never seen a laptop that didn’t, but many desktop computers require two video cards. Most laptops also have an F key that sets this up. Presenter View is a secret view that only you see!

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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. What if you’re not close to your laptop and are using a remote to go from slide to slide?

A remote control can set your presentations free!

Presentation Zen

Today we still see too many business people, academics, and students, stuck behind lecterns with their eyes fixed on their laptops as they try to make their case, report their findings, or pitch their ideas. A good remote allows you to get away from the lectern and your laptop.

PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I normally don’t carry that amount of gear with me, but I do carry more than just my laptop and remote. I 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. This also allows me to access my laptop in case I am doing a live demonstration or hyperlinking from a slide to external content.

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. All too often, these are the words that are heard next: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today.

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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. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be hear with you today. My name is _ _, and I am going to be speaking to you today about _.&#.

How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

SlideModel

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). The below image shows the Organizational Charts PowerPoint Template running on an LED TV connected to a laptop via HDMI cable.

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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. A subscriber asked how to start playing a video while using a remote.

Progress and the intentional selection of less

Presentation Zen

Technologies such as our laptops, iPads, and cool software packages are wonderful tools that can, when used well, increase the quality of communication and engagement.

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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. With an increasing number of mobile design options emerging by the day, creative people are finding new and powerful ways to flesh out their visual concepts while on the move.

Which presenter remote do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

If you presenter from a laptop, you probably have — or should have — a remote, so that you don’t have to be tied to your laptop to forward the slides.

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. For those using Mac laptops who have been using the Mini DisplayPort adapter to connect to VGA cables, it is time to get the adapter to connect to HDMI cables.

Presenter View; a quick tip

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

If you setup Presenter View, you can see a great summary of your presentation on your laptop screen, and show the regular presentation on the projector screen. Here is a quick tip to make your PowerPoint presentations a little more effective.

Ethics of Advertising

The Communication Blog

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). The sender—the wearer of the designer’s clothes or the laptop user—may not think advertising and so one can say from that point of view that there is no advertising. In a recent article of The Ethicist in the NYTimes ( [link]. )

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? If you've ever wanted to create eye-popping slides that will hold your audience in thrall and break you out of PowerPoint forever, have I got the post for you.

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 I apologize for not posting for a couple of weeks. I took a vacation away from the computer, blogging and any other responsibilities.

How to Master Audience Engagement When You Present

Duarte Blog

seconds—if you don’t get listeners engaged that quickly, there’s a good chance you’ll lose their focus to their phone, laptop, reading materials, daydreams, etc. Don’t panic, but if you want to engage your audience in a presentation, you have a little less than 9 seconds to make it happen.

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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. Wearing a virtual cat face on a Google Hangout This is not going to be a technology article, so if that''s what you were hoping for. sorry!

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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. You probably think this only happens in large university lecture halls, right? Not so.

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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. At the time I was still tiptoeing into the world of Keynote and tablet-based presenting. I’m upgrading my recommendation from a cautious “give-it-a-go” to an enthusiastic “go-for-it” After three months of extended experiment with the iPad/Keynote combo here are my thoughts: All that’s in the news, in your presentation.

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! And it''s also the time of the year, when I update my annual list of speaker gifts, to help you find the best gifts for the speaker in your life -- who might just be you!

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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. You probably think this only happens in large university lecture halls, right? Not so.

Review of the Targus wireless remote/laser pointer

PowerPoint Tips

You just plug the USB adapter into your laptop and it works. Targus wireless remote. I use this inexpensive remote because it’s very simple. It’s small so your audience will hardly notice it and it fits easily in the palm of your hand.

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. The greatest speaking tools are actually within the person speaking. Let’s take a look at three of these speaking tools, which you can also use yourself.

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. Practical Tips for Creating Persuasive PowerPoint Presentations On 22nd May 2016 it will be PowerPoint's 26th birthday!

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