How to connect a Laptop to a Projector while being really really ridiculously good looking

How to connect a Laptop to a Projector while being really really ridiculously good looking

in this video we’re going to talk about
how to connect a laptop to a projector while being really really ridiculously
good-looking I mean how good-looking I think you can
be this good looking at the beginning of
your presentation now what I see normally is a presenter
hunched over their computer trying to solve something technical and
trying to figure out how to get the image on the projector it doesn’t have to be
that way first of all don’t panic I will get a
little bit jargony and a little bit technical but I’ve put
together all the advice that it’s in this presentation also in a PDF document that you can
download at this URL the URL is and don’t panic about
the URL I’ll repeat it later now let’s go to Apple Apple is used by a majority of
presenters maybe because when you connect a
projector it just works but you need to know a few more things first of all there’s two display modes mirrored and arranged which of the
two should you use for presentations well let’s start with arranged now arranged is a display mode where you basically
have like two screens and you can have two
different images on the two screens it means that your
projector is like the ideal continuation to the
right of your current display now this is
great because you can have two different images so on your laptop you wanna have the presenter display in this case using
keynote you get a display like this you get the
current slide you get the next slide and the elapsed
time from the beginning of your presentation and this is really awesome for you not
to bore your audience not to go over time now what you audience sees in full
screen is just the current slide now with
keynote it can happen that your presenter screen is displayed on the projector don’t
panic think about the X-men and press X and you gonna switch that presenter screen between your laptop and the projector now how about the other display mode the other display
mode is mirrored and mirrored is awesome for demos
whatever you see on your laptop screen is what
your audience sees through their projector alright now we have everything set up but how do you switch between those two
modes it’s really easy you just use command f1 to switch between
those two modes remember the shortcut you don’t need to
go into the control panel just press Command f1 now to get your
slide full screen in keynote and keynote is made by Apple Apple is the user
experience company you just have to press Command then the alt key and then p and by the way the alt key shouldn’t be called alt because
it says alt on the key but it’s called option key in Apple
jargon so command option P and don’t call it
alt because every time you call it alt this
man spends another day and the white row alright think about this man now if you’re using PowerPoint the combination to put your
slides full screen its easier I think its command shift and
return so command shit return and after you
do that think about why you using PowerPoint on
Mac and maybe if you have an explanation to why you’re using
PowerPoint on a Mac leave it in the comments please because
you know you have keynote and it works perfectly on a Mac why should
use PowerPoint anyhow moving on probably you are not going to use
PowerPoint you’re not going to use Keynote to give your presentation to deliver
your presentation because you care about how your slides look and in that
case you going to use a PDF if your’re using a PDF use command control F to have it for screen now in preview on a Mac you have a mode that
it’s called slideshow that it’s your enemy because
your slides will advance automatically so always use command control F and go fullscreen
great now let’s go to the people that think
different and they’re using Windows to present something now windows gives
you a lotta control and with control comes confusion you have way too many
displayed modes let’s look at them one by one so when
you connect up projector to a Windows laptop what happens is that you get that first
display mode which is disconnected So You Think oh, nothing works alright
thanks Microsoft the second mode is duplicated so we just
went through the Mac display modes so it’s like mirrored
so it’s great for demos the third mode is extend so you get like in the arranged mode you get
to two different images between what you see on your
laptop and what its on the projector and finally there is what I call the panic
attack mode projector only this is when your laptop
goes dark and your panic attack goes a hundred
percent now there is one key that allows you to
switch between all these modes at its windows P and works with all the latest versions of
Windows but we all know we all have a different
version of Windows so what if Windows P doesn’t work well you can try with fn F4 it works for Samsung and also for HP
laptops or you can try with fn f5 which is supposed to work with Acer and if that doesn’t work try with fn F7
which is the designated key for IBM Lenovo laptops and finally if using a Dell go for fn F8 now similarly you gonna wanna have your slides full
screen and how do you start your PowerPoint
show with grace just one key F5 you can really see that Microsoft is doing something
for people who do presentations A really simple shortcut to get your
slides full screen beautiful f5 remember this one and if you’re using a PDF probably you opening it in Adobe Acrobat and there the combination as control L now whatever platform you’re using sometimes
it’s useful to temporarily blank the display and to do that you press B for black and you guessed it W for white and your display goes completely
black and completely white I’m not gonna do it here because in a video it looks
really creepy and don’t forget the power cord your
audience doesn’t wanna see a low battery warning now I have a question for you did you
already forget all the shortcuts because for sure I did but fortunately you know that there’s a
document and in this document you will find all
the shortcuts and the explanation all the jargon so if you head to you are gonna start looking like this when your presentation starts you will look really ridiculously good looking and
confident and at ease you know what will also make you look really good looking and at
ease is if you have great structure if you
have terrifically design slides and if you have confident
delivery and this is exactly what we teach at
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  • Matteo Cassese

    September 30, 2014

    This short video comes from my latest small presentation. It's about a boring subject but I tried to make it as fun as possible. I give you "How to connect a Laptop to a Projector while being really really ridiculously good looking"

  • Monzur Hossain

    February 2, 2017

    Wow wonderful. You are an excellent presenter and your website also contains wise articles. You are like me. I appreciate you. Thanks.


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