Powerpoint Tips with a projector

Posted on 2012-09-14
Last Modified: 2012-10-10
I'm giving a presentation tomorrow and I have my presentation done and am ready to go.  I haven't done this before on a big screen.  Any tips with powerpoint and presentations.

I've read about the presentation view so I'll use that and have my notes/slides on the laptop screen with the presentation on the screen during the slide show.  I also read about the laser pointer feature.

Any other good ones?

I also plan to switch between powerpoint and virtual machines during demo.  Is that as simple as hitting escape and getting out of the slide show or is there a better way?  I was thinking of using the desktops program from Microsoft.


Question by:Mike Kline
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    by:John Hurst
    I use presentation and a laser pointer. A Power Point presentation is to deliver content. So I keep it nice and simple.

    If you wish to escape from Power Point, you can (and I do) but that leaves your screen for all to see, so make sure the transitions are smooth and focussed.

    I will be doing a presentation myself tomorrow, so I will do it as I have suggested here.

    .... Thinkpads_User
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    1. Check everything well before!!!
    2. Talk without slides sometimes. When you do black or white out the screen by pressing B or W (may be different if the language is not English eg in France B is Blanc=White N is Black)
    3 If you escape from the sshow Shift f5 will restart where you left off (If you don't completely close PPT)
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    by:John Hurst
    I just got back from presentating a shareowner proposal with a simple set of slides, all content, and laser pointer. I could (and did) talk knowledgeably about my slides, so no need for "cool" slides to cover a lack of knowledge or content. It went off without a hitch. Keep it simple. .... Thinkpads_User

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