Public Speaking? Use Your iPad to Make Your Next Presentation Flawless!
Have you ever considered using your iPad to present during a conference or meeting? It’s a fantastic tool for presentations! The iPad is light, convenient, and simple to use. If you’re looking to improve your presentations, here’s a few tips for presenting with the iPad:
1. Keep it Simple
Your presentation should be simple and appealing. Keep your text, images, and other content large, but not cluttered, in order to get the message across. And try to avoid highly-detailed slides.
2. Rehearse and Prepare
The best presentations are rehearsed to present the information flawlessly. Remember to review your slides and write notes in case you forget the information, however, try to speak from memory as opposed to reading the slides or your notes.
3. Disable Notifications
When you’re in the middle of a presentation, you don’t want notifications to pop up and distract your audience. Fortunately, you can disable notifications to avoid disruptions. It’s simple: go to Settings, Do Not Disturb, then switch the Manual slider on.
4. Connect to a Projector
There’s a few ways to connect your iPad to a projector to ensure visibility for your audience. Take a look at ViewSonic, Optoma, and Dell portable projectors, which are compatible with iPads. Or you can stream your presentation to an HDTV using Apple TV and AirPlay or a Mac/PC with AirServer installed.
5. Use a Remote Control
If you’re using Keynote presentation software, you can control your presentation using a different iOS device. First, download Keynote then open the application on your iPad, then go to Tools, Presentation Tools, Allow Remote Control, and turn Enable Remotes on.
On a separate iOS device, open Keynote and find the Keynote presentations list, then select the Remote icon. You will be prompted to follow specific instructions to link your remote device to your presentation device.
6. Take Advantage of Laser Pointers
Laser pointers are fantastic for presenting to a large audience. If you’re using Keynote, tap and hold the slide and move your finger around to use the hidden laser pointer. The hidden laser pointer won’t work from your remote device, so it’s a good idea to purchase an actual laser pointer if you’re controlling the presentation from another iOS device.
For more information on using your iPad for presentations, give us a call at 403-215-8070 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. VBS can help you take advantage of the fantastic presentation features available on your iPad.