With the rise of technology and an increasing number of people going remote, more and more presenters are finding themselves delivering talks on the go. Of course, it can be a struggle to get all of your ducks in a row on the preparation and design front when you’re fully mobile, but it doesn’t have to be. If you make sure to have the following technology in your presentation arsenal, then you’ll feel right at home, no matter where in the world you are.
If you pack nothing else in your carry-on, pack this item. A portable projector enables you to present from anywhere, at any time without requiring much additional equipment. We’re particularly fond of the Optoma ML750 DLP LED Portable Projector because it’s equipped with microSD and USB ports, which eliminates the need for a computer connection. Plus, it has an incredibly clear HD and WXGA resolution and an LED lifetime of 20,000 hours.
HDMI / DVI / VGA Adapter
When it comes to presenting on the go, adapters are your best friends. You never know what ports you’ll have access to in the space you’re presenting and, as long as you have adapters on hand, you don’t need to. Some good options are the Cable Matters DisplayPort to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter as well as the Belinda 3-in-1 Mini Displayport to HDMI DVI VGA Adapter, but most any adapter that supports HDMI, DVI and VGA will work.
Presentation remotes have come a long way on the technology front and their current capabilities make them indispensable for mobile presenters. There are a lot of great ones on the market, but we can’t recommend the Logitech Spotlight Presentation Remote enough. This handy device allows you to seamlessly move between slides, is completely wireless, and lets you emphasize key points using your choice of a highlighter or magnifier.
If you’re delivering great content, you want it to be heard, right? Unfortunately, a lot of presentation spaces have subpar microphones that cut out, make ear-piercing noises, or otherwise malfunction. Avoid encountering a microphone disaster by bringing your own. The Professional XB-601 2.4G Wireless Headset Microphone is a discreet, high-functioning device that’s reasonably priced at $40 and will ensure that the message you’re delivering is received loud and clear.
Speaking of being heard, it’s also important to have a functioning speaker on hand. Rather than trust that there will be one that works, eliminate the anxiety and bring one with you. The Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker costs you less than $100 and features a super compact design, six hours of play time from a rechargeable battery, and just so happens to be waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about any rogue spills from your carry-on.
Mini Wireless Keyboard
Tablets are remarkably great for designing and preparing presentations from start to finish, but anyone who’s used one knows that a touchscreen keyboard can be a little frustrating—especially if you’re trying to use it in front of a room full of people. Say goodbye to that struggle with an Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless Keyboard. For just $20, this little device will connect to your phone, computer, or tablet, and allow you to type freely and error-free from anywhere in the room.
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