When you want to give a presentation using a projector, the worse thing that can happen is not being able to make it work properly. There is nothing like a room of people staring at you waiting for you to make it all work.
Personally I have never experienced this, but I observe many people having issues connecting their laptops to projectors. This got me to wondering; is there anything I do different that increases the likelihood of a successful presentation?
I thought about all the steps I take to ensure success and I want to share them with you. Remember, all of this happens the night before my presentation;
The last thing on my list isn’t something I do each night, because I do it when I fist get a new laptop. I change the power settings to never sleep, hibernate, or turn the screen off when plugged in. This prevents my laptop from shutting off while I am answers the many questions I often get.
Most modern projectors and TV’s have 2 video connections you can take advantage of. You’ll need at least one of theses for a successful presentation. The image below has both VGA and HDMI.