Tag Archives: Presentation

Trainers: Make blinking cursor thicker

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

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I find the thickness value of 3 perfect while conducting demos or teaching.

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Now the cursor position is more easily noticed by the audience.

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Choose the mouse option above to see how the mouse cursor can also be made bigger.

Read my article series (9 posts) about how to deliver high-impact training and demos.

Pause Screen Sharing while creating Polls in SFB

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?

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How to deliver high-impact demos: Knowledge Pack

Cloud and water mixed animation using transparency with video - illustration for how to deliver high-impact demos knowledge pack

Here is a list of articles I have written about delivering great and high-impact demos.

  1. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 1
    Talks about the concepts, creating sample files selection and presentation approaches.
  2. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 2
    Explains the tools and techniques, using the right language, customizing the content to user needs and converting features to business value.
  3. How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 3
    Covers AV technical aspects, common causes of failures and how to manage them and presenter view.
  4. Using Zoom effectively
    1. High Impact Demos : Use Zoom
    2. PowerPoint 2013: How to use Zoom to show details
    3. More about Zoom
    4. What did I learn today: Great feature in Windows Magnifier
    5. Windows Magnifier (Zoom) and Surface Pro
    6. The amazing ZoomIt utility

Enjoy.