Tip #3 – use the Presenter View during your presentations!
The image above is my presentation … in presenter view. I always use presenter view (unless I’m doing a webinar from my office). Here’s why:
- Presenter view (in Keynote anyway) displays two slides at once, so I know what’s coming up next
- presenter view has those notes I mentioned in Tip #2 – so if there’s something I want to say a certain way, I can simply glance down at my notes on the screen – pretty handy!
- Notice the timer in the upper right hand corner? Huge help for making sure I stay on schedule.
If you get too wordy in the presenter notes box, you have two options: 1. a scroll bar will appear – sorta awkward on the fly, but it will work; 2. break that idea into multiple slides. You can even use a copy of the current slide – it won’t change what anyone sees, but your notes will change “behind the scenes.”
Pretty tricky thing, that presenter view!