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used). Donít use what you donít know. In your attempt to look
professional, you could just end up looking stupid.

Equipment Compatibility

Software and hardware are not always compatible. If you can,
use the same equipment for your presentation as it was created
on. A dry run should always be done, well in advance, to allow
time to fix any problems.

Preparing for a System Crash

Be sure to have a back-up plan (like a set of transparencies) in
case of emergency. In advance, set a maximum time for
correcting a problem before you move to your back-up (such as
2 to 3 minutes for an hour-long presentation). Donít spend too
long, or you risk losing your audienceís attention and wasting
their valuable time.

Small and Large Group Presentations

When presenting to a small group, you can sit at the keyboard
and manipulate the mouse while participants gather around
and watch the screen. Be sure the screen and the text/graphics
are large enough so that everyone can see, both from in-front
and at the side.
     For large groups, use a computerized projection device
and screen. Do not project onto white boards because of
reflection and poor resolution.
     Decide if you will operate the computer during the pres-
entation or have somebody else do it. An assistant must be



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