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Latest Trends In Presentation Technology

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A presentation is the finished product of months of research, analysis and practice. It’s your speaker’s chance to share information on your expertise with a room full of like-minded people who are interested in learning about your topic. But a good presentation is more than just the information itself; it’s also about how that information gets communicated. And that’s where unique presentation technologies play an important role.

It’s no secret that the world is rapidly advancing technologically. People have smartphones, high-tech televisions, at-home personal assistants like Alexa, not to mention everyone’s personal computer. This means it’s likely safe to assume that you’re speaking to an audience that’s familiar with some form of technology when giving your presentation.

The latest trends in presentation tools and technology revolve around this high-tech transformation. Without further ado, here are some of the latest trends we’ve identified in presentation technology that will wow your audience and create buzz around your brand:

Flat Screen Displays

A vivid flat screen display offers image quality that makes the viewer feel like there’s no separation between them and the visuals being depicted. Whether it’s a tundra, a busy city, the middle of an ocean or a calm village, modern flat screen displays really do these scenes justice.

Flat screen displays aid presentations by making it more pleasurable for your audience to view your slides, your video, and whatever other visual components you’re sharing. The quality of the image also makes it easier for a room full of people to view, taking in every detail. This means you can share more detailed images without worrying about them being grainy.

Simultaneous Translation

If your attendees are from global offices, incorporating simultaneous translation into your presentation can be hugely helpful. Simultaneous interpretation is a reliable option for bringing in remote parties when giving a presentation. Provide native-language messages through headsets so that every member of your audience is able to fully participate in your event. With fluid interpretation that allows your attendees to listen in their own language you leave no attendee behind.

Social Media

Social media is ubiquitous, so it might as well be put to good use. Many conferences, seminars, learning presentations and corporate meetups use social media technology to spread awareness of their brand and engage their attendees. Social media walls and live feed projections give event attendees their ‘five seconds of fame’ and get them excited about using their social media in a tangible way. It also allows them to share their ideas in a public forum, an example of using social media the way it was originally intended: for greater collaboration and communication.

Audience Response Service

Think, “Ask the Audience” on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Audience response technology allows you to ask your audience questions and get their responses in real-time. This makes for a much more engaging presentation, but also makes your audience members feel like their voices are really being heard. Gathering popular opinion in the midst of a presentation can help you underscore the points you’re trying to drive home. It can also help you get a sense of how engaged your audience is, and whether further education on a particular matter might be helpful to them.

Technology advances have given us so many more presentation possibilities. Now, with so many different types of event technology available, you can be as creative as you want with your events. For more information about the latest trends in presentation equipment, call us at 1 800-868-6886 or contact us here.


A Colossal Communications Solution for Canada’s Largest Union: CUPE Biennial National Convention

By Event highlights, General Session, Projection, Simultaneous Interpretation, Wide screen projection

*La version française suit le message anglais

With over 635,000 members across the country working in health care, education, social services, transportation, airlines and more, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada’s largest union. To facilitate the communication needs of 2,700 delegates, staff and guests at its Biennial National Convention, Freeman Audio Visual Canada provided a large-scale audio visual solution with interpretation services to support both official languages inside the Vancouver Convention Center.

The sheer scale of the plenary room support made the CUPE convention especially buzz worthy. The central screen in the main convention hall spanned 100’ wide by 25’ and was flanked by two 15’ by 24’ displays. Four more screens were dispersed throughout the hall for optimal viewing for delegates seated near the back of the room. Twenty-two projectors provided screen content designed by our Creative Services team, I-MAG and additional presentations. In addition to an extensive audio configuration, 2200 simultaneous interpretation receivers were distributed so that delegates could tune into presenters in their language of choice, English or French.

“The Freeman team worked really well together. They made my job easy,” noted the plenary producer.

Regroupant plus de 635 000 membres actifs dans les domaines de la santé, l’éducation, les services sociaux, le transport terrestre et aérien et plus encore, le Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique est le plus grand syndicat au Canada. Pour satisfaire les besoins en communication des 2 700 délégués, membres du personnel et invités à ce congrès national biennal, Freeman audiovisuel Canada a proposé une solution de grande envergure avec des services d’interprétation simultanée dans les deux langues officielles au Vancouver Convention Centre.

À lui seul, l’imposant déploiement du soutien audiovisuel pour la plénière justifie de s’extasier sur le congrès du SCFP. L’écran central dans la grande salle de congrès mesurait 100 pi de largeur sur 25 pi en hauteur. Il était entouré de deux écrans de 15 pi sur 24 pi. Quatre autres écrans étaient installés dans la salle pour offrir une vision optimale aux délégués assis à l’arrière. Vingt-deux projecteurs remplissaient les écrans de contenus conçus par notre équipe des Services créatifs, d’images magnifiées et de présentations additionnelles. Outre une configuration audio très élaborée, 2 200 récepteurs ont été distribués aux délégués pour leur donner accès à l’interprétation simultanée des présentations dans la langue de leur choix, français ou anglais.

« Les gens de Freeman ont vraiment bien travaillé en équipe et m’ont facilité la tâche », a souligné le producteur de la plénière.

Microsoft mission accomplished

By Convention Centres, Digital Signage, Event highlights, Freeman, Hot Technology, Internet Services, Simultaneous Interpretation

Microsoft’s mission is to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. When Microsoft brought its Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) to Toronto, AVW-TELAV and Freeman AV collaborated to create multiple state-of-the-art meeting environments to support Microsoft in carrying out its mission.

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Event Staging: Blurring International Barriers

By Hot Technology, Interesting Articles, Simultaneous Interpretation, Staging

AVW-TELAV hasn’t stayed in business for over 50 years for providing audio visual equipment or building stage sets. Our customers return time and time again because we make it possible for their messages to be clearly heard, understood, and experienced by their target audiences. This is particularly the case with international meetings in which the delegates often don’t speak the same language.

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AVW-TELAV Helps You Get Your Message Across—Even When Your Audience Doesn’t Speak the Same Language

By Freeman Audio Visual Products & Services, Interesting Articles, Simultaneous Interpretation

The internet has made things instantaneous and thus people expect that in a meeting setting, even with more than one language. Language is a very powerful tool of communication. It helps us to connect with others, sharing our ideas and thoughts. The power of language and communication enables international trade and commerce and helps forge international relations. To understand a person, it is vital to understand his/her language.

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