One very mutual lament regarding presenters using PowerPoint is the ominous tendency so a good deal of have to talk to the screen, rather of the audience. It’s uncomfortable for an audience to have to look at a speaker’s back while he reads his slides. And, of course, it’s huge disconnect amidst speaker and audience, which is defeating the whole intent of the presentment in the primary place. So why in the world did anybody think the laser pointer would be a viable, effective presentment tool?
For those of us who love toys and gadgets, the laser pointer is closely irresistible. You hold the pen-shaped object in your hand, and with the click of a button, you may shine a pinpoint of bright red light on the screen to draw the audience’s attention to a peculiar item. You may move it around to circle galore primary item or make a flourish over some point. It’s fun, it’s high tech, and it seems to be state-of-the-art demonstration technology.
However, I’m sorry to disappoint you gizmo-lovers, but this device, for all it is high tech appeal, has perfectly not one thing to commend it is use. Here’s why:
1. First of all, if your visuals are done with a good color contrast, which means the background will be a dark rich color (with light type on it), it’s exceedingly difficult to even see that little red beam on that dark background. I’ve seen demonstrations where the audience had no idea the speaker was even using a laser pointer because they never saw it is light.
2. Secondly, the very nature of it is use — having to direct the laser to the screen — requires the speaker to face and point to the screen. This means her back is turned on the audience and she’s talking to the screen, not the persons in the room. Obviously, this is a huge disconnect amongst the speaker and the audience.
3. There’s likewise a minor problem that may take place if the speaker forgets to turn off the laser beam and, while making gestures, ends up throwing that red light all over the room.
You may be the pointer. With the exception of big convention hall screens, the tremendous majority of screens are of a size that makes it very easy for the speaker herself to refer to the items on the visual. By stepping back to the screen and referring to the points on it, you are efficaciously directing the audience’s attention while keeping yourself in the picture and making purposeful gestures.
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