I have learned of two different situations in which is is VERY helpful to start something on your laptop BEFORE you go into a conference room to start a meeting, if you have no lead time in the room to set up:
- When you are hosting a WebEx and there will be many people remote. You can start the meeting outside the room. When you get inside (and dial the phone ASAP!) and go on fuss with projectors, etc., the connection will already be done.
- When you will be presenting something from your laptop or from the network, you can set it all up while you are in the hall. Then the only delay is to get the projector going, not ALSO to boot up, log in, open files, etc.
I’d like at least one do-over with this lesson. Learn it here and save yourself that trouble!