Archive for June, 2010

Projector Rentals for Just about Any Occasion

Business Projector Rental
Projectors are well known for their large screen sizes, brightness, image quality, their ability to adapt to any size venue, and most importantly their lightweight bodies which can easily be transported. Projector Rentals are primarily used in situations where you want to make a big impression without spending the big bucks usually associated with high-end audio visual equipment. Best of all, projectors are extremely effective in just about any situation where there is a grouping of people.

The following examples are just some of the many uses that Projector Rentals are fantastic for.

Projector Rentals in the Classroom – Projectors are very popular at education seminars where an auditoruim can be filled with 300+ students, all whom need to see a crisp and bright screen. Large venue projectors fit the bill in cases such as these but there are also occasions when you need a smaller projector. Classes with as little 10 people often see guest speakers that utilize a low lumen projector to enhance their presentations.

Projector Rentals at Graduation Parties – Graduation parties are very special occasions that illicit friends and family to go above and beyond to celebrate a very important stepping stone in the graduates life. What better way to commemorate the occasion than with a high definition projector rental that is capable of playing slide shows, home movies, and even Blu Ray dvd’s with an excellent picture quality that everyone attending can see.

Projector Rentals for Conventions and Trade Shows – When participating in a convention or trade show, the ultimate goal is to get your product and services recognized among all attendees. Imagine an entire wall displaying exactly what your business is about with you nearby to engage in conversation and explain in greater detail to those wanting to know more. If you have ever been to a convention or trade show, it’s nearly impossible to miss a brightly lit and colorful screen with an enthusiastic presentation, even at an event with hundreds of competing display booths.

Projector Rentals for Business Meetings – Business professionals find themselves traveling nearly every single day across the country to attend corporate meetings and conferences. Many of these traveling businessmen and women are expected to give presentations at their respective meetings and turn to projector rentals which can be delivered straight to their meeting and used in conjunction with their laptops. This allows the business professionals flexibility as they don’t need to worry about traveling with a projector which could be damaged or stolen. Some even opt for a projector and laptop rental bundle so they don’t have to worry about losing sensitive data on their personal laptop over a short business trip.

Projector Rentals at a Grand Opening – So you are planning to open a brand new business and are looking for ways to grap peoples attention and maybe even explain a little bit what your business is about. How often do you find yourself watching the TV’s as you pass by an electronic store. Now imagine how much attention a screen would garner thats 3 or 4 times that size and you have a general idea of how a projector would behave in a similar scenario.

Projector Rentals in a Training Environment – The times are changing and so are the skills needed to stay up to date with the competition. Don’t try to find new employees, instead invest in your own with a short term training program. A projector just goes without saying in any kind of teaching environment. Whether its 10 or 100 employees, a projector is an outstanding way to ensure everybody can see the main points.

Projector Rentals for the Aspiring Artist – Projectors have been found to aid artists and painters working on a very large scale project. They can be used to trace concept art on a wall and can help an artist scale their designs better when using a small graphic to aid in the painting of an exponentially larger one.

Projector Rentals for Family Reunions
– Family reunions are another special occasion which occurs very rarely and sees over the top presentations and technology. A custom in my family is to have a projector run a slide show of all the pictures taken from the previous family reunion and the time in between. Anyone can donate pictures to the slide show and there are always family members who try to one-up each other by sending embarassing photos of each other. Everyone always holds their breath because you never know what picture is going to pop up next and it allows you to better know the family which you may not regularly talk too. It’s amazingly fun and easily one of the best reasons to attend my family reunions, and all I need is a Sony Projector Rental.

10 Meeting Presentation Dos & Don’ts

10 Meeting Presentation Dos & Don'ts

Making a presentation can be intimidating, but if you follow a few simple rules, your presentation will run smoothly.  Below you’ll find five dos & don’ts of making a presentation at a meeting.  

Do:

1.  Smile & Be Yourself:  When you smile, the world smiles with you.  That can be said for meetings, too.  If the presenter is smiling and upbeat, attendees will smile and be more alert.   Also, the audience will relate to you if you are genuine and not trying to be something you aren’t.  It will put you and the audience at ease. 

2.  Use a Computer or Projector:  Using technology can make your presentation appear more professional.  Some people use dry erase boards or overhead projectors – that is outdated.  If you or your company doesn’t have a computer or projector that will work alongside your presentation, you can use a laptop rental or a projector rental from a computer firm such as Rentacomputer.com.   Computer Rentals are convenient because you can have them delivered and set-up right where you need them at a mere fraction of the cost of purchasing the equipment, yourself. 

3. Come Prepared:  Get to the location of the presentation early so you can be sure everything is set-up and you have all the materials you need.  Run through your presentation and make sure you’re ready to go. 

4.  Use Multiple Visual Aids: Using the same five slides for an hour-long presentation isn’t going to cut it.  You need to change slides every one to three minutes.  Give attendees enough time to read what your slide says but don’t give them time get bored and start looking elsewhere. 

5.  Move Around the Room:  Don’t stand behind a podium or in one single spot.  Move around the room, engage your audience, and give them reason to pay attention.  

Don’t:

1.  Make Spelling & Grammar Errors:  One of the most unprofessional things a presenter can do is forget to run spell check.  Do this and proofread your presentation several times before letting your audience see it.  

2.  Speak too fast, too softly:  This is probably a given, but a lot of people talk too fast when they get nervous.  Take time to think about what you’re saying and enunciate your words.  You may make other changes in your voice when you’re making a presentation, as well.  Personally, I know I tend to speak softly when I’m nervous and there is nothing worse than having an audience to tell you to speak up.  

3.  Make Animation Mistakes: Animation can be a great way to keep your audience interested in your presentation but a little goes a long way.  Don’t overdo it and make sure you know how to use it.  If something goes awry in the middle of a presentation, it will make you look unprepared and unprofessional.  

4.  Use Multiple Fonts:  One or two fonts to dress things up is OK, but when you begin using a different font for every sentence, you’ll overwhelm your audience and make your presentation hard to read. 

5.  Leave Your Screen Saver On:  Imagine you’ve just given a five-minute lecture and forgotten all about your projector, yet your audience is still very focused on the screen.  You look up and see ocean creatures swimming around on your projection screen and realize you forgot to turn your screen saver off.  That one’s pretty self-explanatory.