Sometimes, it’s hard to tell how quickly to go through a presentation. Too fast, and the topics might not be covered in enough detail. Too slow, and everyone gets bored.
Normally, the ability to advance slides is reserved only for the person who is giving the presentation.
But here, the audience members also have the ability to vote on whether or not to advance the current slide early (Figure 1).
- Members of the audience have a phone app (or connect to a web site) with a giant “SKIP CURRENT SLIDE” button on it.
- If enough audience members press the “SKIP” button, the slide advances to the next one.
- The presenter cannot go back to a skipped slide.
Fig. 1: Top: The presentation screen. Bottom: three phones of audience members. The phone app simply consists of a single “SKIP” button (the arrow at the bottom), which becomes a checkmark when the user has voted to skip the slide. When enough users have pressed the “SKIP” button, the slide automatically advanced, regardless of the wishes of the person giving the presentation.
PROS: Makes meetings interactive! Prevents the audience from getting bored.
CONS: May make it TOO easy for your corporate rivals to sabotage your presentations by skipping your slides at random times.
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