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Every Presenter’s Nightmare: The PowerPoint doesn’t work!

Posted by Kristin Arnold on May 16, 2010

This recently happened to my NSA colleague, Dianna Booher, CSP, CPAE.  As she clicked on the one and only slide that the audience really needed to see (versus the other humorous ones), the computer froze. The remote would not move it backward or forward.  She strolled to the keyboard itself and click it. No luck. Fortunately, the A/V crew appeared from behind the stage immediately to handle the situation.

They rebooted – which probably took a few minutes. Not surprisingly, she continued her presentation without skipping a beat because she’s a pro.  And as a pro, her  slides simply supported the message; they were not the message.

Can you successfully give your presentation when the A/V goes out?

Dianna explains this and other A/V maladies and remedies in her recent blog posting.  Check it out!

 
  • Kristin,

    As a pro yourself, you’ve probably been there, too, right? Those awful 60 seconds can last an hour! By the way, you have a great-looking site!

    • Kristin Arnold

      Absolutely…..anyone who uses PowerPoint, at some point or another has experienced your worst nightmare!