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4. Mastering the equipment

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Using a laptop
  • Using whiteboards and flipcharts
  • Multi-media presentations
  • How to master the equipment

‘I used to be really scared of the equipment I used in a presentation. I could never relax – What happens if the lap top freezes? What if the projector bulb blows? What if no one can see the chart or if the whiteboard’s too dirty.’

– Mike Collins, MD of an engineering firm

This chapter is for anyone who thinks of machinery as the enemy. It’s also for those who can’t see that presentation equipment is really to help not hinder the event.

Using a laptop and projector

One of the most common pieces of equipment used in presentations is the projector connected to your laptop. Basically, ...

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