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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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Setting Up Your Portable PC for a Presentation

The portability of a mobile computer means that these machines are now the first choice as the source of content for presentations from the boardroom to the conference room. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are always a few chores you need to (or should) tend to before starting your presentation:

Turn off your screen saver. The last thing you want is your screen saver kicking in while you’re spending some extra time explaining a point.

Turn off system notifications, including alerts for incoming email messages and instant messaging posts. Your viewers don’t want to be interrupted by these distractions.

Adjust the speaker volume to an acceptable level.

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