I'm working in an internet tech company. So I often have to give presentations where I have to switch between Powerpoint and my browser for a live presentation. Any time I'm switching the audience gets distracted. And often the projector takes several seconds to adjust to the new resolution the notebook is sending, just making the distraction even bigger. To reduce the amount of switching I mostly work with screenshots shown in Powerpoint, a solution that doesn't work for all situations.
I came across two possibilities so far:
- Use the Liveweb plugin for Powerpoint. This plugin just works for Windows systems and I'm on a Mac. I could use a Windows notebook for my presentations, but this would be cumbersome.
- Get rid of Powerpoint and use an HTML-based presentation solution like reveal.js or deck.js. Thus I could open two browser tabs and easily switch between both of them.
Are there any other solutions for my problem? How are you giving presentations where you have to show live web content?
This question is not about specific software! It's about how to address a problem I often encounter at work. I'm also interested in answers like "Just show the live content and get rid of a presentation program at all" or "Just split your presentation in two parts: first do the Powerpoint show, then the browser-based live presentation".
Of course I've tried to play around with the display settings, but there has never been a setting, that works with any projector and doesn't distort both the browser nor the Powerpoint image. So my experience told me to find a non-technical solution.