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Windows Phone 8/Office 2013: Controlling presentations from a smartphone isn’t a new idea, but Office Remote (an experimental project from Microsoft Research) is a fairly nifty implementation. As well as enabling slide navigation and incorporating a built-in timer and laser pointer, it can also easily navigate through Excel charts and Word documents.
BlackBerry: Many presentations falter because the slides are overloaded with text and fiddly animations. BlackBerry Express is a presentation builder that eliminates that issue: you can’t have more than 140 characters on a single slide, and formatting is applied automatically.
Giving a speech to a large audience is hard, and although we have a few ways to help normal people give great speeches, every extra tip can help. James Altucher is no stranger to addressing groups, but he has a few key mantras to adhere to when standing in front of a crowd. One of the most important ones is “ABV: Always Be Vulnerable”.
If you want to grow in your career, you’re going to have to present to business people — the phrase we geeks use to refer to everyone who isn’t technical. And you’ll need to present well. Successful geeks are the ones who can bridge the divide between technical and business groups. If you invest in preparation, not only will you accomplish your goals, you’ll find that giving presentations isn’t difficult at all.
Voice-controlled features have gotten much better over the years, but they’re still not perfect. This can actually work in your favour, if you have problems with mumbling or public speaking.