I recently sat through a good talk on a scientific presentation. The topic doesn’t matter, but the PhD had trouble during the talk. You’ll want to note this – to keep your lecture spot on.
Each point built up and was enhanced by the next slide. Our attention was focused and then 10 minutes into the talk, it happened. The speaker hit the BACK button on the clicker. “Ooops, sorry, let’s go the other way.”
Fair enough, anyone can mess up once and be forgiven. But it happened again. He once more hit the BACK button by mistake. Same audience reaction. Since this time he was not looking at the screen, he had no idea this happened until he glanced at it. The crowd was thinking: … amateur?
The problem was, he was having to look down to the clicker to find the FORWARD button. Years ago I came up with an idea to avoid this. We talked about it before as one of our tips.
READ more tips: Use of a laser pointer
What you do is get some glue and put a dollop on the FORWARD button. Let it dry into a nice bubble. It will have a tactile feeing as you are holding the clicker. Keep your index finger on it and the above will never happen to you.
I suggest you do not depend on the venue to provide the slide clicker. They run as low as $40. Of course, you can spend much more for a Cadillac version with a timer, laser and other futures. They are not needed.
Just try this tip to save the embarrassment of clicking backwards. Do what professionals do.
Stay tuned to these blogs. We share our decades of experience with you for free. Why? Well, we want to entice you to take our seminar on how to be a cruise ship speaker. Become a Certified Cruise Ship Lecturer.
Send us a comment and get our free e-book.