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Here’s a tip for those of you who present at conferences. Particularly if you like to use animation or video right at the start of your presentation.

Put a black screen right at the front of your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. If you start your talk with a video clip or animation, it’s an absolute must. You’ll look like a pro and the technical crew will love you. Here’s why:

Visual support these days runs on computers. I’m talking about PowerPoint, Keynote, Flash,  and so on. Most computers (particularly mine!) have ugly desktops full of files and folders – often totally disorganized.

It’s considered unprofessional to show a desktop between presentations. So, the crew running your show will switch from a second computer with a Read More …