Due to COVID, I conducted many Dual Monitor Teams Presentations, meetings and live events. Here are the best practices you should know. This will minimize mistakes and eliminate trial and error. Reading time 12 min.
Problem: It is difficult to conduct Teams presentation on slow internet bandwidth. Furthermore, Videos embedded inside slides will not show properly. Solution: The solution is simple. Upload the presentation before the meeting starts instead of sharing the presentation window or desktop. Uploaded presentation now renders very fast and from the cloud directly. Your bandwidth does not matter at all. Problem related to solution: All attendees (including anonymous guests) can move to next slide (or any slide) in the presentation on their own. Of course you can prevent it by disabling Private Viewing in Device settings.
Quick but useful stuff for people like me who are teaching others how to use various type of software applications more efficiently. There are many techniques available. Here is another one – make the blinking cursor thicker.
How to make blinking cursor thicker in Windows 10
I find the thickness value of 3 perfect while conducting demos or teaching.
Now the cursor position is more easily noticed by the audience.
Choose the mouse option above to see how the mouse cursor can also be made bigger.
This is just a quick best practice. I learnt it while conducting a webinar on Thursday using Skype for Business (SFB). During webinars, you have two options, just show a presentation and explain it or demonstrate something on your screen – typically some software product. Screen sharing is used to broadcast your desktop.
Often, I need some live input from the audience. For example, what is their profile? Which product / feature is more important for them? Have they understood the topic or not?