Which projector do you recommend?

PowerPoint Tips

A reader asked: A client needs a new business projector. Which projector do you use and why? Do you have advice about how to shop for a projector? Here are some of the more comment specs you’ll see for projectors. Please leave a comment with your best advice for buying a projector! Any advice or recommendations? They will be using it for small groups up to 150 participants and it needs to be portable. What do you like about it? Dislike?

InFocus: Great people, great projectors

Presentation Zen

You know, a projector to show PowerPoint slides," she replied, with a look on her face that said she clearly thought I was from another planet. Epson, SONY, Mitsubishi et al dominate the projector scene in Japan, but I soon learned that — at least in our department at Apple many years ago — InFocus was like the Coca-a-Cola or Kleenex of projectors. SInce I moved back to Japan I've been using several of the outstanding Japanese projectors.


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Public Speaking: Overhead Projectors

Great Public Speaking

Summary of overhead projector advantages: * Overhead projectors easy to operate. Overhead projectors readily available and easily portable. Transparencies easy to create. Room lighting can stay bright. Transparencies allow note space on each frame. * The presenter can easily add or skip material. Shorter meetings. Less wasted discussion. Faster group decisions. More meetings successfully arriving at decisions.

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. I like the 3 questions but would add in a 4th - will you be traveling with your projector? If the answer is yes you need to include the size, weight and carrier options for the projector you are considering. I apologize for not posting for a couple of weeks.

Revolutionary New Touch-Screen Projector

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

It’s “a laser projector that turns any flat surface into an auto-focused and image-adjusted 10-inch touchscreen with WVGA resolution thanks to its laser- (not LED) based pico projection engine dubbed HLP (holographic laser projection) and infrared touch-sensing system.&#. Obviously its uses go way beyond the tradition presentation-based projector, like in retail: Stand by for interesting changes to the way presentations work.

Dealing with poor projectors

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I have been corresponding over the past few weeks with a subscriber in an Asian country who is having challenges with projectors. The greatest challenge is that the projectors that are supplied for his talks are usually old models with bulbs that are past their prime. I shared two strategies that might help him and help you when faced with situations where the projector is not very good.

Public Speaking - Projector Set Up

Great Public Speaking

Make sure there are one or two spare projection bulbs with the projector and that they work. It's even better to use a projector that allows you to switch bulbs instantly if one burns out. When using projected visuals, or any visuals, it is important to incorporate them into your presentation from the beginning. You will want to plan your visuals to enhance your presentation. You don't want them to compete with you for attention.

No projector? No problem. Use QR codes + SlideShare to share your slides

The Eloquent Woman

Here's a useful and easy social-media option speakers can use to put their slides into the hands of the audience right away--even if there's no projector or the projector's not working. Todd Ogasawara came up with the steps for this great tactic , which he used when presenting in a restaurant venue where no projector or screen would be available, something that often happens at awards events or professional networking events.

How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

Presentation Guru

Projectors Technology Apps & Add-Ins presentation technologyMobile devices are becoming increasingly capable of doing more than offering the means for checking emails, sending text messages, and playing frivolous games. And of course, they can also be used to make calls! There are a plethora of apps and methods that can be used for creating, editing and presenting presentations using smart devices.…

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The Best Screen Mirroring Apps and Technology for Every Occasion

Presentation Guru

In a previous post we discussed the various apps and hardware that you can use for presenting a presentation with just your phone and were asked by various readers to suggest more cross-platform devices that can help them harmonize their classrooms and offices. … Apps & Add-ins Projectors Technology Apps & Add-Ins featured presentation technology

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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A Tale Of Two Brown Bags

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

One thing I didn’t do that hit me out of nowhere was consider the less than optimal quality of the projector. When I got to my example of a good corporate template, the template’s and the projector’s shortcomings became quite clear. However, this projector has been notoriously difficult to calibrate and I should have remembered that. Testing the slides on this projector is something I should have considered and planned for.

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The Correct Use of Darkness

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

In the olden days, even expensive projectors were Jessica Simpson-dim, which meant room lights at zero and blinding spotlights on the presenter. Today’s projectors are bright enough to work under most lighting conditions. If you’ve got a really large screen, or a room with strong light coming through the windows, rent a brighter projector and keep the lights up. I’m in a very dark place right now.

Edward de Bono: The Pen Is Mightier Than The PowerPoint

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Not for de Bono, who sits next his overhead projector, sideways to the audience. For those with a long memory, early PowerPoint was hailed as a great, professional-looking alternative to scratchy overhead projector images. Tags: Speaker Support Technique AV lynch mob drawing edward de bono handwriting lateral thinking overhead projectors PowerPoint Presentations Edward de Bono ponders the human need for PowerPoint.

10 Tips for…the Final Polish

Presentation Guru

There’s always a little hint or tip that you pick up along the way that can help you stand out from the majority of presenters, who just turn up, turn on the projector and leave when they’re done. This article is part the series ‘10 Tips for…‘. … Build Your Skills 10 Tips for. presentation Presentation Delivery Presentation Tips

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Five (Plus One) Ways to Share a PowerPoint Presentation

Presentation Guru

When you think of a PowerPoint presentation, slides on a projector or a large screen display come to mind. But, the typical classroom has changed. So has the conference room, for that matter. If you’re giving a presentation, your audience may not even be in the same room as you.… … Powerpoint Technology featured PowerPoint presentation technology Sharing online

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PPT Remote Control for the iPhone

PPT - Powerful Presentation Techniques

The New York Times reported that touchscreen smartphones like the iPhone have found new utility as universal remotes for televisions and for projectors using PowerPoint. Tags: PowerPoint Tools Presentation Technology Projectors Web/Tech iPhone applications iPresenter iTouch applications mbPointer PPT remote control Senstic iClickr PPT remote control for the iPhone

Public Speaking: The Keystone Effect

Great Public Speaking

When a projector is not exactly on a level plain with a projection screen the projected image is not symmetrical. Most of the time the projector is lower than the screen so the top of the image is wider than the bottom of the image and looks like a"keystone." Many LCD projectors can adjust for keystone electronically. seminar training projectors presentation skills get paid to speak public speaking membership site Tom Antion

Are You a PowerPoint Terrorist? « The Shy Speaker's Guide to.

The Shy Speaker's Guide to Succes on Stage

The projector is on and his every move is seen by everyone in the audience… He clicks on his file. Home About Gary Testimonials FREE MATERIALS! NTU PPT TRAINING FILES The Shy Speaker's Guide to Success on Stage Tips & Strategies to Help You Speak Effectively to Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Stay updated via RSS Get Gary Now!: Facebook: Shy Speakers Guide on FB Mobile: (+65) 91380556 Email: gary@garyguwe.com Subscribe Click below !

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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. So when I give a presentation, I see something like this. Presenter View. You can see which slide you are on, speaker notes, slide number, the next slide, timing etc.

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Worst PPT Slide Contest Winners at InFocus

PowerPoint Tips

InFocus, the projector manufacturer, has just finished its Worst PPT Slide Contest and announced the winners! You can view them here. They asked me to write a guest blog post to help people avoid the pitfalls that you see in these slides. You can r ead my advice on their blog. I hope you find it useful! Miscellaneous PowerPoint Tips

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Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the Slidedocs

Duarte Blog

For internal meetings where the goal is to build consensus, consider turning off the projector. Presentations have long been a staple in meetings. And, like everything popular, they’re also getting some backlash. Does a presentation actually make a meeting better, or can it make the meeting experience worse? As an alternative to presentations, Amazon starts [.] continue reading. The post Big Meeting Coming Up? Close the Slideshow; Pick Up the Slidedocs appeared first on Duarte.

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When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

One one projector, we had the slide deck and on the other, a demo. However, he still presented it to his audience as a guide to help explain the slides on projector 1 and the tasks performed on projector 2. I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level. Pretty innocuous there, outside the typical excess text and map shock-laden diagrams.

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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. This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations.

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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. Possible solutions are to either create a special slide that stays on-screen during shorter activities, or plan black-out periods long enough that you actually turn the projector off altogether. 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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The Power-Cut Presenter

The Presenter's Blog

The same thing happens when the bulb in the projector decides to pop. They then look to the projector, and next they look to you, the presenter. Once back into his stride, the COO could deliver the presentation as if the projector had never failed. In the second that the lights pop there is a moment of perfect puzzled peace. Have you ever noticed? When the power cut hits and the lights all fail, everybody freezes.

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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! On Monday evening, I ran a PowerPoint Karaoke contest at the Cape Communicators Toastmaster Club. This is the first one that I have ran, and it was a fantastic evening!

How To Avoid a Scary Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

Scare #3: You are in the middle of your presentation and suddenly the projector emits a squeal and the screen goes blank. Spend only a very few moments trying to trouble shoot the projector problem and if you can''t fix it, give it up and put your focus on the audience. The frightening ghosts and goblins who will be afoot this Halloween are no match for the scary things that can happen [or you imagine can happen] during your presentation.

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Presentation Tip: Should you switch to 16:9 slides?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Because widescreen formats are becoming more popular for projectors and TVs used in presentations. First, ask the organizer of the event or the venue you will be speaking in what aspect ratio the projector or screen will be using. In those cases, the decision is quite easy: Use the aspect ratio that matches the projector or screen. What if the organizer doesn’t know or you don’t know what projector the room will have?

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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. There are no projectors around. With more and more organizations moving away from projectors to TVs in meeting rooms, presenters will want to make sure they can connect using a digital connection. When organizations still use projectors, the new ones they are installing are set up to use HDMI connections.

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Presentation delivery tips for the greatest impact

PowerPoint Tips

Years ago, projectors were less powerful and it was hard to see the screen when the lights were on, but that’s changed. I just did a webinar for the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education called “Presentations that Impact Lives.” ” Near the end, I used a slide that summarized a few points about presentation delivery. It was a slide that I created a number of years ago, but the points are still valid, so I thought I’d share them with you here.

Are you prepared for anything?

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Computers crash, projectors stop working. And my favourite, laptop and projector refuse to speak to each other. As a speaker, there are many things that can go wrong, and potentially derail your presentation. It is not a case of it something goes wrong, but of when it will go wrong. The difference between a minor incident and a major catastrophe comes down to one simple thing: preparation. Some of the things that can typically happen are: Equipment failure.

Visited by Captain Chaos? Resistance is futile

The Presenter's Blog

And then one day, a minute into a critical presentation, the bulb in the projector popped. S**t happens. Two little words that while vaguely profane, sum up most of the misfortunes that befall and befuddle presenters. I don’t normally advocate dwelling on the nature of what can go wrong, but for the purposes of this post, it would be helpful. The audience could be scarily bigger or depressingly smaller than expected. The venue could have a sub-optimal or non-negotiable room layout.

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Microsoft releases a public beta of Office 2013–the next version of Office

PowerPoint Tips

That’s because wide-screen projectors are becoming more popular. Microsoft has just released a public beta (pre-release vesion) of the next version of Office, called Office 2013. You can get it here. I’ll be doing a full review, but for now, I wanted to give you a feel for what to expect. Work anywhere, on any device. There’s a major conceptual change.

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PowerPoint Tip: Wide screen laptops

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

The problem is that most projectors are not wide screen and are lower resolution. This can cause frustrating display problems for presenters when the higher resolution is sent to a projector that doesn't handle it very well. This is helpful because now you can output a resolution that is more compatible with projectors and have less issues when presenting. One practice that also tends to help is to put your presentation into slide show mode before connecting to the projector.

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What’s a Presentation without Visuals?

DeFinis Communications

A few weeks later I walked into a client’s conference room to find an overhead projector. So, when was the last time you used a chalkboard, an overhead projector, a whiteboard, a flipchart, or even no visuals at all? When it comes to visual aids for a presentation, what’s the first thing you think of? If you said “PowerPoint™” or “slide ware,” you’re in the majority. That’s the default most presenters rely on.

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Set up your show

PowerPoint Tips

Usually a second monitor is an LCD projector, but it can also be a second monitor attached to your computer. You may want to match the native resolution of your projector. Recently, a reader asked me how to present without using any of the animation he had created. You can do that in the Set Up Show dialog box, but I realized that most people never go there, so they don’t know its settings. I thought I would systematically run through this useful dialog box.

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A Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping List for Presenters

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

VGA extension cable : you never know where the projector connection will be, and a 12 foot VGA extension cable allows you to position your laptop where it is most convenient for you, regardless of where the connection is. You can even hook it up to a projector for small groups. Data projector : even though many corporate boardrooms have a projector, there are still many rooms where a presenter needs to bring their own.

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. At the time of writing I am evaluating the tiny, battery powered 3M MP180 mini projector and will review it in a future blog post.

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Using Old Presentation Technology in the New Year

More than PowerPoint...

When was the last time you used an overhead projector and transparencies? I haven't seen an overhead projector since the 1900's. It seems that overhead projectors are still in use today. Back in the late 1900's, I'd see an overhead projector in just about every board, class, and meeting room. The overhead projector was so ubiquitous, I used transparencies to back up PowerPoint presentations.

Technology is a luxury, not a necessity

Speak Schmeak

If your computer dies or isn''t compatible with the projector, if the projector bulb burns out, if your teleprompter croaks, your presentation still must continue. Via ABC News By now, you''ve probably seen the short video of Michael Bay walking off the stage at Samsung''s Consumer Electronics Show. In short, the teleprompter stopped working, he got flustered, and took off.

How to Play a PowerPoint Slideshow on TV


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. 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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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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