This weekend I traveled to Las Vegas to present a paper at a
conference . I decided that I would use my iPad for the presentation and my iPhone as a remote. It worked very well and I was able to move smoothly through my presentation without any problems. I used the Keynote software on my iPad, the Apple connector for the projector’s cord, and the Keynote remote on my iPhone. The room had Wi-Fi so I could connect my iPhone remote to my iPad presentation.
When I was done presenting, the first thing people asked me was how did I use the iPhone as a remote for my presentation.
Using my iPad for presentations also gave me a greater control on how the presentation looked on the screen. In the past I used to bring a USB stick and put my PowerPoint presentation on the computer that was used by all presenters. Sometimes what I saw on my computer when I was preparing my presentation was completely different from what was projected on the screen. That caused me a lot of frustration.
This time I did not care whether the laptop used for other presenters was a Mac or a PC and the setup took me a couple of seconds.
Please feel free to comment or ask questions.