Explain Power Point to me.... please

  1. OK, I know what power point is. I am thinking of the logistics of taking my show on the road. I never noticed when watching one of these, how do you get the pictures/slides from the computer to the screen?

    Is there a special screen you have to buy? A special projector? Can I just take the stuff with me and set it up, or is this something special that hotels and seminars arrange to do in specially equipt areas?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. But I would love to not have to lug all the transparencies and overheads with me, just take my nice little lap top instead.

    So, just wanted to get an idea before I laid out the money for this software. I am thinking of giving some inservices/seminars on my own as a side business.

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  3. by   WashYaHands
    It is a special projector that plugs into the back of your lap top. I believe it's called an LCD, but I'm not positive. They are quite popular so you can probably find one at any major computer store.

  4. by   Ted
    Using a laptop computer, you can purchase a special projector or purchase a special video out to connect to a facilites own t.v. projector. The stand alone projector usually runs about $2500 to $3500!!!

    If the price is o.k. with you, the projector is a great investment. Powerpoint, as you probably know, adds nice graphics, animation, and/or sound to a presentation.

    Good Luck
  5. by   WashYaHands
    The stand alone projector usually runs about $2500 to $3500!!!
    Yikes! That's a lot of money. I understand you can rent them by the day too.

    What are the topics of your seminar? Sounds like a very cool side business.

    Best of Luck,
  6. by   nilepoc
    Most facilities that do conventions and meetings will have those projectors availible. And as stated above, will rent you the device.

    You could always consider buying one and using is as a large screen TV at home. It is definately easier than the old overhead method.

    good luck
  7. by   essarge
    Allot of my courses use powerpoint and each room has a television that it is hooked up to. Seems that the connections would be allot cheaper (even if you buy a smaller tv) than a special projector.