The benefits of using a presentation clicker

If you have been involved in presenting PowerPoint presentations, whether for business and marketing purposes or in an educational context, you will appreciate the importance of good communication with your audience. Having to stay next to the computer to move the slides can really complicate this, and you may have often wished someone would invent a wireless presentation clicker. Now someone has done just that, and indeed there are a number of these devices on the market now.

A wireless or remote PowerPoint clicker has the power to transform your presentations. You can now move around the room and engage with your audience in a much more personal way without worrying about tripping over the cables. This way you can get your message across in a much more direct and effective way, and gauge whether or not you’re catching your audience’s attention.

So what features do you need to look for in a presentation clicker? This depends on how you are most likely to use it. Clickers vary in their distance abilities from about 30 feet to about 100 feet. If your presentations are primarily for internal use for your own office staff or for teaching a class of students in a standard sized classroom, the basic model should suffice. However, if you’re presenting in a large auditorium, such as a public trade show presentation, then being able to move up to 100 feet from the front is desirable and you need a more powerful model. You can also find clickers that are compatible with technology across multiple continents if you are making international presentations on behalf of your company.

PowerPoint clickers vary greatly in size depending on how many features they have. Some are small enough to hide in the palm of your hand. This is helpful for connecting with your audience since they don’t know what device you’re using. So it’s a good idea to take a look at all the available features and see if you’re really going to need them. However, one feature that presenters find very helpful and that some clickers have enabled is the ability for silent time alerts at preset intervals. This way you know how you’re timing and can make sure you’ve finished your presentation before your time runs out.

People who have used these clickers advise rehearsing before your presentation to make sure you know exactly how to use the device. It’s also a good idea to have spare batteries with you, or put in new batteries before each presentation, or both. However, almost without exception, those who have used a PowerPoint clicker are immensely enthusiastic. It works wonders for your presentation style and measurably improves your results, whether in teaching or in business.

Thanks to Jackie Ben | #benefits #presentation #clicker

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