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PowerPoint Pearls: Practice the Presenter View
Anyone who has attended my PowerPoint workshops knows that my mantra for a skillful presentation is "Practice, Practice, Practice!" So, when one of my workshop participants wanted to practice using the Presenter view, I recommended that he use his desktop monitor as a second monitor. Success! He got to practice his presentation using his laptop in the presenter view and felt fully prepared for his presentation at an international conference.
Here's how to do the same for yourself:
First you'll need to connect the hardware. Take the monitor cable out of your desktop machine. The cable has what is known as a SVGA connector, which should plug into a port on the side of your laptop. The monitor cable is the male connector: the laptop has the female connector and they will likely be a medium blue color.
After you have made the hardware connection, you must set your display for two monitors.
Setting up the Presenter's View:
View the demo to learn more about the Presenter View.