One precaution you must take while presenting is to check if the projector lamp is set to maximum brightness. Usually all projectors have two settings: Standard (or Normal) and Eco. The Eco mode shows dimmer image and saves energy. Make sure you set it to Standard mode for audience size of 10 or above.
While conducting a session at Delhi VAT department, I came across a Sony projector which had THREE settings: High, Standard and Low. Factory setting was Normal. I changed it to HIGH and got brilliant display. There were 60+ attendees – so this brightness boost was most useful.
Moral of the story: Reach early and check the lamp mode settings for EVERY projector you come across.
This feature has been there for over 18 years. But only with 2013 version did it become easy enough for everyone to use it. You will need it someday – read this and be prepared.
Continue reading PowerPoint 2013: How to read notes while presenting with Presenter View
Final article in the series.
Here we talk about preparation and failures, interaction, recording, handling objections and feedback.
Estimated reading time 12 min
Continue reading How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 3
Audience loves it when you goof up on stage!
But as a presenter you can use this to your advantage. You fail on stage – intentionally. Here is how you do it!
Continue reading How to fail on stage and use it to your advantage
I wrote many articles recently about using ZOOM while presenting. I originally thought I will write only one article, but ended up writing 6.
This Zoom KNOWLEDGE PACK will guide you to the right article, depending upon what you need.
Continue reading Zoom Knowledge Pack for High Impact Demos and Presentations
In the last few articles I covered how to zoom the entire screen while showing demos.
Since version 2013, PowerPoint offers a brilliant new zoom feature.
It is easy to use and very effective.
Estimated reading time 4 min.
Continue reading PowerPoint 2013: How to use PowerPoint Zoom to show details
This is the last article in our Zoom series.
Surface Pro offers a very nice option for working with the Windows zoom feature.
Let us learn it quickly. It is literally a handy feature!
Estimated reading time 3 min.
Continue reading Windows Magnifier (Zoom) and Surface Pro
I wrote three articles about zooming in while showing technical / software demos. I covered the Windows Magnifier (core features and detailed features) and ZoomIt tool.
I learnt a very useful which I myself had not discovered for so many years. Here it is…
Continue reading What did I learn today: Preview Full Screen in Windows Magnifier
ZoomIt is a powerful zoom tool which works in all versions of Windows.
It provides features like annotation, timer, and more…Read the previous two articles before you read this.
Estimated reading time 4 min
Continue reading The amazing ZoomIt utility