Sidebar: Presenter’s Tool Kit
Laptops have a way of misbehaving just when you need them most—particularly, it seems, when you’re giving a presentation on the road. To avoid disaster, here’s what you should toss into your bag for your next road trip:
• VGA and DVI cable adapters.
• A CD containing your presentation.
• Disk-recovery software and installer CDs for your system and presentation software.
• A handheld remote control such as Keyspan’s Presentation Remote ($59) or Salling Software’s Salling Clicker ($20). (The latter, when coupled with Bluetooth on your laptop, turns your PDA or mobile phone into a remote control.)