Using Your iPhone or iPad For PowerPoint Presentations

Want to impress your team and your prospects? This is a “wow factor” and so simple to set up and run. Using your iPhone or iPad for PowerPoint presentations is simple, easy and brings you to the top of the high tech world.

It has an unbelievable wow factor because you do not need any special tech equipment. Also, you don’t have to have any special tech skills or experience.

Here’s the equipment that you will need:

  1. Your iPhone or iPad
  2. Your Mac (or PC with iPhoto)
  3. A special iPhone or iPad TV video cable.

The TV video cable is a component or composite video cable that connects to the TV usually into the same place you plug in the Xbox or Nintendo. You can get them at any Best Buy, Fry’s or Apple store.

Some TV’s have one or both of the connections. The most popular is a composite cable and it’s the one that has red, yellow and white connectors. Just check your TV before buying. You may want to have both since you never know what type you’ll need when going to some else’s home.

Here are some simple steps:

  1. Download and save your companies PowerPoint to your main computer.
  2. Open your new PowerPoint show and under “FILE”, send all slides to iPhoto. On a Mac, it will create it’s own folder. On a PC it may just send each slide. Either way each PowerPoint slide is now in your photos.
  3. Sync your iPhone/iPad. Make sure your new iPhoto folder/slides are selected.

Now the PowerPoint is on your iPhone/iPad. You can use it for any presentation like a one on one. Just open photos and start the showing the photos/slides.

To use it on a TV continue to:

  1. Plug your component/composite Audio TV cable into the color-coded AV ports on your TV. Usually it is the game ports on the front, side or back.
  2. Plug the other end into the bottom of your iPhone/iPad.
  3. On the TV, select the appropriate AV “input” for the actual port you used.
  4. On your iPhone/iPad open “photos” and then the correct folder of your PowerPoint show.
  5. Start the 1st slide and “start slideshow.”

Extra tips:

Before any home meeting, you may want to change your “Settings” on your iPhone to Airplane mode. This prevents any calls, texts or emails coming in and disrupting your show. Also, under the General Settings, if you change the Auto lock to never, your iPhone/iPad will not shut off during the PowerPoint.

After starting your PowerPoint show, you may want to advance it one slide and then back to slide one. This will allow you to shut off the auto advance feature of the show and it will only advance to the next slide as you manually advance it.

One last tip, if you are low on power, plugs the USB end of this Audio cable into the power adaptor for your iPhone/iPad. That way you’ll be charging your iPhone/iPad at the same time.

Enjoy and go “Wow” your prospects!

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