A) use your hands while you speak?
B) use an iPad to demonstrate and reflect annotations?
C) need your hands free to hand out prizes, materials or to offer a high five?
D) do two or more of the above?
A, B, and C all apply to my presentation style. Thankfully, for most of my presentations, I have a wireless, clip-on microphone so that my hands are free. While I always ask my client in advance for a clip-on mic, I occasionally show up at a presentation site that does not have one. I feel so restricted by having to hold a microphone during my presentation.
I found a solution! About a month ago I purchased a hands-free brace to carry with me. It only weighs a few ounces and takes up very little room in my case. Just last week I arrived at a location and was given a hand-held mic to use for the day. No worries! I just whipped out my brace, and was ready to go. It was comfortable, effective and left my hands free to do anything else I needed. Well worth the $9.00 to be prepared!
For more ideas, check out my blog on gestures and my blog on a great annotation tool for presenting with an iPad.
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Anne Beninghof is passionate about teaching and learning.
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