Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

This gives you the power to still deliver a presentation should you have a major catastrophe with the slides (eg: the projector stops working half-way through a presentation). Bring the following to your presentations: Printout of slides- in case the projector fails. Long extension leads & multi plugs – so you can plug in wherever the plug points are. This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

Simple to connect to a projector via a VGA connector. Unable to plug-into the power while connected to a projector. Many audiences breath a sigh of relief when that projector goes off, so it can be used to indicate a shift from presentation into discussion or activity.

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PowerPoint Karaoke slides

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

They also gave me an amazing remote wireless projector adapter. This little device plugs into your USB port on one end, and the projector on the other, and voila, you have a wireless projector!

How can I give a presentation using my iPad

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

The iPad is not yet the ideal presenter tool but it has got much better and it is now quite possible to create or import a presentation and display it on a projector using the iPad. It allows you to connect your iPad to a projector or external monitor. An external projector or monitor.

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PowerPoint Tip - Equipment Connections

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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).

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How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV

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PowerPoint presentations are often presented via projectors, where an individual can copy files to a computer which is connected to the projector in the hall. However, sometimes the projector is replaced with a large monitor or TV. Step 1: Plug in your HDMI cable into your laptop’s HDMI Port (as shown below). There are many ways by which you can connect your computer or mobile device to a TV for presenting your slides.

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Public Speaking - What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Great Public Speaking

I had a back-up, hand-held microphone with a long cord with me so I plugged it into the meeting room's sound system. Fifteen minutes into the program the video projector , an integral part of the program, conked-out. He said, "Listen, I've got a video projector at my office.

iPad for presenters?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Running presentation slides via a projector: You cannot plug a projector directly into the iPad but you can buy a VGA adapter that a will allow you to show slides. There is no USB port to plug in a remote and the external keyboard does not allow advancement of slides.

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6 great gifts to encourage your favorite speaker

The Eloquent Woman

That traveling speaker will appreciate a Optoma Pico Pocket Projector , which connects with many devices and projects a large image, compared to its small portable size.

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PowerPoint Tip: Equipment to carry when presenting

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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. Typically the connection for the projector is taped down to the lectern. It plugs in to the headphone jack on the laptop, and it can also be used to play music from an MP3 player if you want to. I was speaking at the CSAE Trillium Chapter Winter Summit last Friday.

PowerPoint Tip: Presenting from someone else’s computer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

It may be that the room they are presenting in has a fixed connection between the projector and a computer in the room, they don’t have a laptop, or they want to travel lighter and use the equipment they know will be in the room. It plugs in to any computer and doesn’t require additional software, so it is easy to take with you.

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PowerPoint Tip: Corrupted PowerPoint file

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Plug in the remote, connect to the projector, and plug in the speakers. I got a panicked call recently from a past workshop participant. She supports presenters who were out on the road doing a major presentation in venues across the country. Whenever they started the presentation, its gives them the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD as it’s known). It is likely that the PowerPoint file got corrupted. How could it have happened and what can you do about it? Here are some thoughts.

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Are You an iPad Speaker? Here are the apps you need.

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Because they were controlling the show, using their own computers, they didn’t want me just plugging in to their system.    Noteshelf I love this note-taking app because you can hook it up to the projector and write in real time.  A number of readers have asked me to talk about iPad/iPhone apps for speakers, especially since I recommended giving that special speaker in your life an iPad as a present this holiday season. 

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Avoid production problems in your presentation

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Plug in your laptop, fire up the projector, test sound connections and any other equipment that will need to be set up. My wife and I watched the Golden Globe Awards on TV Sunday and were shocked by how poor the production was. Technically, there were numerous times that the cameras were not showing the correct person and at least twice the same few seconds were shown again. We also did not care for the potty grade of humour from the show host.

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