Last night was the first time I’ve spoken to the user group in quite some time. I’m posting this up so I avoid some of the mistakes I made last night. I was out of practice so I made some simple mistakes.
1. Don’t forget your laptop power cord. I use to never have this problem as I always had one in my bag with me. Unfortunately may bag is now also a camera bag that carries a 80-200 lens which is quite heavy so I try to keep weight to a minimum by leaving my cord at home. 🙂
2. Check your laptop on a projector first. I’ve hooked many laptops to projectors and never had issues. I’ve even had this one use an external monitor but for whatever reason last night I could not get this to show up the projector. I did try the FN+F8 needed for Dell and I tried the Windows Key + P which is suggested for Win 7. I’ll do some research today to find the issue.
3. Repeat the question. Although I wasn’t doing online live meeting or any sort of online presence I want to get into this habit to make myself a better presenter. I didn’t do that last night so I’ll continue to work on this.
Hopefully everyone learned something from the session even if I wasn’t able to demo the specific items I wanted. If you attended the presentation feel free to leave any comments on what you thought or email me. Thanks