It has to be a seasonal thing. Everyone seems to be promoting presentation aids, technology and software just now. More prosaically it’s likely to be the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas that’s driving the activity.
This time it’s a PowerPoint presentation aid that’s caught our attention. The team at Genius has developed the world’s first ring style thumb controller for use by presenters.
The ring fits securely on your thumb and allows you to control the progression of your PowerPoint slides. With its mouse and cursor functions you can start the slide show and move forward or backward in your presentation. It’s Bluetooth powered and works with PC and Macs.
There’s an in-built laser pointer in the Ring Presenter that’s good for a distance of 10 metres or so.
The whole unit is small and discreet and is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. Its credentials are boosted by coming in seven different colours: Blue, Gold, Pink, Purple, Green, Black and Silver.
Now the good people at Genius don’t mention the possibility that the bling on your finger might distract your audience. It’s possible, but many audiences have become used to seeing presenters with remote controllers.
I’m not that keen on the laser pointer. Never have been. But if it’s safe and verified safe that will help.
And the cost? It’ll set you back about $60 right now. There’s no hint of international sales yet, but that’s probably just a matter of time.
It’s thumbs up for this presentation controller.
The Principal Trainer at training business Time to Market. Based in Oxford, I run presentation and public speaking training courses, coaching sessions and seminars throughout the UK. Andrew Ivey on Google+
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