I gave a 4-hour presentation yesterday for a library-related organization. It was fun! And I realized that one should always be prepared – especially with Powerpoint presentations. The computer I used for presenting didn’t have a handy USB port… and my presentation was on a USB key. Bummer, right?
Wrong! Because I usually email my Powerpoint slides to myself. So instead of having to figure out some nasty USB/Network/”Can you copy this for me” thing, I simply downloaded my presentation, and I was off.
So here’s what I usually take with me for a presentation:
1. a paper copy, in case the electricity goes out (and I tend to write notes on it, anyway)
2. a USB key
3. a copy emailed to myself
These three copies haven’t failed me yet!