Why a portable projector helps show you mean business
If you’re giving a presentation, whether it’s for a project at work, a business proposal, or just to accompany a meeting, using a projector to deliver your PowerPoint is an excellent idea. It means that those attending can focus on what you are saying rather than trying to take notes, as you can then print out the slides as handouts, and you will be able to stress the most important parts of your talk. Using a projected PowerPoint presentation will make the whole thing go much more smoothly and look a lot more professional. It’s also an option to use video, graphics and images to illustrate and sell your ideas.
The only problem is, the meeting at which you want to give such a presentation may not be held somewhere that has a projector on hand. For example, you may be talking to a network group that is meeting informally in a pub or small hotel, or you could be having a one-to-one meeting with a client for a drink or meal.
However, don’t worry if this is the case – you don’t have to panic if your venue doesn’t have ready access to a projector of its own. If you plan ahead and invest in a compact LCD projector, you will already have a solution to these situations! There are many advantages to purchasing your own compact projector, or even persuading your boss to buy one for the office that can be used when necessary. The obvious benefits are that they take up much less storage space than traditional projectors, and they generally come with a carry case so that you can take it with you from place to place very easily. On top of that, you won’t even need to have a screen available, as you can project onto any clear stretch of wall.
Many compact projectors today also have great built-in features including:
- WiFi connectivity
- Keystone correction, which may be crucial to presenters in an unfamiliar setting where the projector may not be positioned perpendicularly to the projection screen, or the screen has a surface that is angled
- Lens shift, which optically moves the image up-and-down or side-to-side without the hardware being placed directly in front of the where the projected image is
Of course, you can also adjust brightness, colour and contrast to the on-screen display.
Increasingly, there is a demand to project your content from your iOS and Android devices. If you have an Epson projector, you can download the iProjection app from AppStore or Google Play. This app has a built-in annotation button that enables you to use a pen, highlighter or eraser, with colour and opacity options, to highlight and write notes over a projected image.