19 Aug How to Give a Great Presentation
Are you ready to present your quarterly reports to your company executives? Perhaps you are bringing in prospective clients to pitch your services? Either way, you need to give a killer presentation, and not just any old computer screen and laser pointer will do. Here’s what we recommend in order to wow your audience:
Projectors and Screens
A great presentation should always be displayed on a large enough surface to be easily seen when presenting to any size audience. The best way to achieve this is through the use of screens and a projector that hangs from the ceiling. This keeps the equipment out of the way so that table space is available and your room looks less cluttered. Screens that lower and retract from the ceiling are also a great choice since you may want to use your conference room for other purposes or put away the screens during the Q&A session of your presentation.
Good Sound Quality
Surround sound speakers make it easy for your audience to hear audio portions of your presentation without straining. High quality speakers can also be used to project your voice if your audience is large or the room has poor acoustics. Trying to listen to computer speakers or having poor quality equipment can be such a headache, especially when you are trying to impress your audience. Having the right sound system can make or break your presentation.
There are some impressive technologies, such as ClickShare, that make it easy for you to plug in your computer and immediately be able to share your screen and presentation with your audience. The difficult days of trying to connect your computer or mobile device to your conference room’s projector system are over. This helps move your meeting along and gives your audience the impression that you are prepared with the right technology.
All of this sounds impressive, right? What is even more impressive and will save you time is room automation. Having preset programs for presentations, video conferences, and meetings will allow you to automate all of the processes to prepare the room at the touch of a single button. Typically this is done with a tool at the room entrance, such as an iPad. Using your presets, lights, screens, projectors, speakers, and even sound systems will power on and become ready for use in seconds.
While you may already have some of these technologies in your own conference room, you should ask yourself if they all integrate seamlessly and give you the opportunity to operate everything from one universal remote control. If not, it may be time to consider an upgrade. If you’re considering improving your existing presentation infrastructure, or if you are interested in learning more about options for your new conference room, let us know what you’re looking for. We can help make your vision a reality!