If you’re like me, you’ve been using the same basic presentation technology for many, many years: a laptop connected to the local unsecured wireless network and to a projector.
I think it’s time to catch up with modern technology!
Imagine presenting directly from your iPad® and personal wireless network. You walk freely about the room, even sit among your audience. Using the iPad®’s elegant user interface, you deliver your presentation effortlessly — and spontaneously as need be — moving among web pages, software applications or presentation slides. Liberated from the tyranny of the host’s guest network, you have no fear of firewall surprises, slow loading web pages or security risks.
Wireless presentations step-by-step
The steps below are quite easy to follow and require little technical know-how:
- Enable your mobile “hot spot”: Follow your phone’s instructions and turn on your password-protected mobile hot spot. You no longer have to depend on the host’s wireless network when presenting. Because you are in total control, you can stop worrying about passwords, login protocols and connection issues, poor bandwidth, and all of the dangers associated with unsecure wireless networks.
- Enable Airplay: Connect Apple TV’s HDMI cable to your digital projector. Power on both devices. Connect Apple TV and your iPad® to your mobile hot spot and then enable Airplay mirroring. Presto! Your iPad® screen is now “mirrored” to the digital projector and displayed for all to see.
- Wow your audience: Present! You will have a blast. Believe me, it’s a totally different experience, and — for a little while at least — you will impress your audience with the state-of-the-art.
Finally, if you use presentation software, such a PowerPoint, you will need to convert your slides so they can be displayed on the iPad®. I use the free app, SlideShark.