Traditionally if someone wanted to give a presentation they had to do so with
their own voice. Over time more technology has allowed people to put their point across with additional visual
aids. A good example of this is remote presentation. In this article we will look at how a wireless presentation
remote can make your remote presentation more efficient.
When working on a remote presentation you should consider your
audience. While transitions can help indicate when you are moving on to the next point you should not try to add
too many. Using this can often distract people while you are giving a talk. The images displayed behind you should
enhance what you are saying, not detract from it.
Another thing to ensure is that the images correspond with what you
are saying. This is why it is best to use a wireless presentation remote with a simple button configuration. Some
even lock buttons that are not in use so that it is not possible to press them by accident, something that often
makes giving a presentation difficult!
Laser pointers are good way at pointing out specific details. For
example you may be giving a lecture on a film. There is a specific image that comes up that symbolises a key point
in the film, foreshadowing doom or emphasising a particular moral message. You can use the laser from the pointer
to ensure that people specifically see what you want them to see.
Some also have multimedia controls. To go back to the example of
the film lecture people may not always note the detail you have pointed out
while the film is moving. They may get distracted by the way someone says a line or something that to them
seems silly. However with multimedia controls you can pause it at the exact moment without having to
physically go to the computer or video player, ensuring that you get full focus on what you want people to
A common problem with giving a remote presentation is that people
can lose track of time. For example you may have an hour to give a presentation. This means there are only certain
things you can talk about in that time. Some types of wireless presentation remote have a clear time display, ideal
for helping you to gauge when to talk and when to move on. Some even vibrate to inform you when it is time to stop
It is important to note that most wireless remotes require
batteries. You should carefully check to see how many are required and the estimated battery life. Some people who
give regular presentations have been known to use new ones each time in order to be certain that they will not run
If you want to give a remote presentation it is advisable to
carefully choose the remote you present with. There are a wide number of customer review sites available. It is
worth carefully looking at the product specifications and the details of the review to see if the product is
appropriate to the specific requirements of your presentation.