Presentation Tips for Connect Tutorial
Learn how to present with Adobe Connect.
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|You’ll need some type of microphone to pick up your voice. Your laptop’s built-in mic is likely fine. Even smartphone headphones might work best for you, but we recommend a headset or echo-cancelling speakerphone for best results.|
|Whatever your equipment, you can use the Audio Setup Wizard to hear what you’ll sound like to others.|
|Make adjustments to your speaking volume and position as necessary.|
|If you’re not using a headset, keep your head pointed at your microphone. Turning your head results in poor audio quality.|
|Turn off your mic when you’re done speaking to avoid creating echoes or feedback.|
|Using your webcam makes your presentation more engaging. Turn it on whenever you’re speaking to help keep attention on you.|
|We’ll load your presentation slides for you, but if you want to upload more documents, click the Settings button and choose Share…Document. Then click Browse my Computer to upload your slides.|
|Connect changes your fonts to its default set. To ensure your slides look right, use these safe fonts, or embed your fonts when you save your PowerPoint slides.|
|Connect strips out any animation or video you might have, so it’s best to avoid using them. If you need to use video, contact us and we’ll work something out.|
|Once your slides have loaded, use the arrows to advance them.|
|If you have slide notes, click the side bar button to show them. You’ll have to select the notes tab. These won’t be shown to the audience, but will be shown to other presenters.|
|You can use the Outline Tab to jump to other slides.|
|To highlight areas of your slides, use the pointer and drawing tools that hide at the top of the panel. There’s a lot you can do with them so contact us if you want to practice using them.
|You can share your desktop to stream part or all of your desktop to everyone attending. Click the Settings button, then choose Share…My Screen.|
|Choose the application you wish to share.
|When you’re ready to switch back to your slides, click the Settings button and choose Share…Recently Shared and find your slides. If you’re using slide notes, you may need to reopen the sidebar to see them again.|
|The last feature I’ll show you is polling, which lets you ask questions and quickly tally up the responses. It’s faster than typing responses in the Chat Box and keeps the audience engaged.|
|Click the Layouts menu, then choose the type of polling to display. There’s choices for True/False, Multiple Choice, and Multiple Answers.|
|You can choose whether the audience can see each other’s responses by toggling the “Broadcast Results” option.|
|To clear the responses and start fresh, click the “Edit” and then click “Open.”|
|When you’re done with your question, choose the sharing layout to hide the polling. Try to include at least one question every ten minutes.|