One of the unexpected benefits of SlideRocket has been that I don’t need to take my computer to meetings anymore. This is a welcome change after more than a decade of dragging a laptop around with me wherever I go.
When I’m scheduling a meeting I simply call ahead and ask them to have a computer for me with a projector/monitor connected and the Adobe Flash 9 Player installed (it’s a simple download, but some companies have their computers locked and the IT department needs to be involved). That’s it.
When I walk into the room, I launch a browser, log into SlideRocket, play my presentation, and go into full screen mode. My slides look great and the videos and animations play smoothly. This does require a high-speed Internet connection in the conference room, but that’s common these days.
The nice thing about this approach is that it reduces time spent connecting cables and powering up at the beginning of the meeting, and the conference room computer is usually already connected to the Internet, a big-screen display/projector, and speakers.