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Latest Trends In Presentation Technology

By | Audience Engagement, Audience Response, Education, Engagement, Freeman Audio Visual Products & Services, News, Presentation Management 4, Presentation Management 4.5, Presentation Tips, Simultaneous Interpretation, Social Media, Wide screen projection

A presentation is the finished product of months of research, analysis and practice. It’s your speaker’s chance to share information on your expertise with a room full of like-minded people who are interested in learning about your topic. But a good presentation is more than just the information itself; it’s also about how that information gets communicated. And that’s where unique presentation technologies play an important role.

It’s no secret that the world is rapidly advancing technologically. People have smartphones, high-tech televisions, at-home personal assistants like Alexa, not to mention everyone’s personal computer. This means it’s likely safe to assume that you’re speaking to an audience that’s familiar with some form of technology when giving your presentation.

The latest trends in presentation tools and technology revolve around this high-tech transformation. Without further ado, here are some of the latest trends we’ve identified in presentation technology that will wow your audience and create buzz around your brand:

Flat Screen Displays

A vivid flat screen display offers image quality that makes the viewer feel like there’s no separation between them and the visuals being depicted. Whether it’s a tundra, a busy city, the middle of an ocean or a calm village, modern flat screen displays really do these scenes justice.

Flat screen displays aid presentations by making it more pleasurable for your audience to view your slides, your video, and whatever other visual components you’re sharing. The quality of the image also makes it easier for a room full of people to view, taking in every detail. This means you can share more detailed images without worrying about them being grainy.

Simultaneous Translation

If your attendees are from global offices, incorporating simultaneous translation into your presentation can be hugely helpful. Simultaneous interpretation is a reliable option for bringing in remote parties when giving a presentation. Provide native-language messages through headsets so that every member of your audience is able to fully participate in your event. With fluid interpretation that allows your attendees to listen in their own language you leave no attendee behind.

Social Media

Social media is ubiquitous, so it might as well be put to good use. Many conferences, seminars, learning presentations and corporate meetups use social media technology to spread awareness of their brand and engage their attendees. Social media walls and live feed projections give event attendees their ‘five seconds of fame’ and get them excited about using their social media in a tangible way. It also allows them to share their ideas in a public forum, an example of using social media the way it was originally intended: for greater collaboration and communication.

Audience Response Service

Think, “Ask the Audience” on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Audience response technology allows you to ask your audience questions and get their responses in real-time. This makes for a much more engaging presentation, but also makes your audience members feel like their voices are really being heard. Gathering popular opinion in the midst of a presentation can help you underscore the points you’re trying to drive home. It can also help you get a sense of how engaged your audience is, and whether further education on a particular matter might be helpful to them.

Technology advances have given us so many more presentation possibilities. Now, with so many different types of event technology available, you can be as creative as you want with your events. For more information about the latest trends in presentation equipment, call us at 1 800-868-6886 or contact us here.

 

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5 Big Trends in Presentation Management

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In a tech focused industry, trends are incredibly important. Trends provide information on what consumers are interested in, the products they are using, and what really captures their attention. In the AV solutions and presentation management business, related trends are vital for maintaining up-to-date standards, and competitive service offerings. Read More

4 Common Presentation Mistakes

By | Audio, Presentation Management 4, Speakers

There’s nothing worse than sitting through a bad presentation. Unfortunately we all experience them–and their many forms–more often than we’d like. There’s the confusing ones that could puzzle a team of NASA scientists, the awkward ones that are more cringe-worthy than a bad comedy act, and of course the boring ones that could probably be classified as prescription sedatives.

The following are 4 common presentation mistakes that you should avoid at all costs. In doing so, you’ll be well on your way to engaging your audience and looking like a pro up there.

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Not Preparing Enough

Practice makes perfect, and even the pros know this. While public speaking may seem to come naturally for some people, a strong presentation is usually the result of many hours of preparation.

Don’t fall into the trap of winging it—you can never be too prepared.  Study your material early and go up there confident that you’ll nail it.

Taking Too Long

All right so you’ve got a lot to say–and I mean how often do you have this many people’s undivided attention? The fact is, nowadays you don’t need ADHD to have a low attention span, and people will be texting in the front row before you know it.

Try to distill your content into a few key points. Make it easy for the audience to follow along, and don’t provide unnecessary information. Conciseness is key, so remember: when in doubt, leave it out.

Overcrowding Slides

Slides are meant to enhance your presentation by providing your audience with a visual aid. However, too many words or images quickly become distracting and take away from your message.

Simplicity is your best friend here. Limit your slides to a few brief bullet points with key information. As for images and graphs, one per slide is often enough.

Underestimating the Importance of Audiovisuals

Well-executed audiovisuals bring presentations to life and increase audience engagement dramatically. While a simple projector may suffice for a small boardroom presentation, bigger corporate events require a much more elaborate setup.

Sound complicated? Don’t worry; a company specializing in AV like Freeman Audio Visual can give you a customized solution that makes your next event–and your presentation–unforgettable. Contact us today to make your presentation a memorable one.

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By | Event highlights, Presentation Management 4

Working in partnership with Judy Lane Consulting, AVW-TELAV travelled to the Dubai World Trade Centre for one of the largest gatherings of the international legal community in the world, the 2011 International Bar Assocation (IBA) Annual Conference. With more than 5,000 lawyers and legal professionals from around the world, and 180 working sessions taking place in 29 rooms, IBA required a presentation management process with the capability to organize and facilitate a constant stream of legal presenters over six days.

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Managing the masses in Hong Kong

By | News, Presentation Management 4, Staging

Situated on China’s south coast, Hong Kong is renowned for its expansive skyline, deep natural harbour, and massive population of seven million people. When 1400 of those people (including tourists) gathered for Options for the Control of Influenza VII—the largest international conference devoted exclusively to all facets of influenza—Integress Meetings & Events, an international, integrated, full-service meeting and event resource company, and MediTech Media, hired AVW-TELAV to manage the flow of 172 presentations taking place in four session rooms over the four-day convention.

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