Many small businesses rely on presentations to promote products or services and for employee training. Audio-visual technology advances rapidly, and today's machines are smaller, lighter and easier to use than ever. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your presentations when using projectors and projector supplies. Before shopping for a video projector, assess your needs:
- How often will my company give presentations?
- What's our budget for new technology?
- Will used equipment or an occasional rental suffice?
- Will I need to take my projector on the road for off-site presentations?
Compare projectors by features and brandsProjectors for office use come in two basic types: liquid crystal display (LCD) and digital light processing (DLP), each with its pros and cons. Also consider weight, portability, brightness, resolution, warm-up time and audio capabilities.
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Don't forget the softwareWhile Microsoft's PowerPoint is the big daddy of presentation software, don't dismiss other offerings to streamline or enliven your presentations.
Projector supplies and accessoriesProjector supplies and accessories include everything from carrying cases to wireless remotes, screens, lamps, mounts, switchers, cables, lenses and other items.
Travel light with a portable projectorA bulky projector make travel a real hassle. Consider a sleek, lightweight model and keep your projector from being a pain in the neck (and back).
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To travel event lighter, rent projectorsIf visual presentations are not a regular part of your business, you may not need to own a video projector.
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- As with any technology, don't be swayed by all the bells and whistles that accompany your projector and presentation software. Often the simplest functions and elements will serve to keep your audience awake and interested.
- If your presentation software comes with an online or DVD-based tutorial, take the time to view it to make the most efficient use of the software's features.
- The last thing you want is a product failure while you're on the road: Be sure to carry an extra projector bulb and filter in your carrying case.
- Fold sticky address labels over each cable and power cord and note where they connect for easy set-up before each presentation.
- If your projector has a filter, make sure to clean it per the manufacturer's instructions to increase the projector's bulb life.