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From: "Elissa Scalise Powell, CG" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] projectors!
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:54:58 -0500
I am seeking recommendations also for a new projector, so can't help you
there. I do know I want something small and lightweight for easy airplane
Your second question about why bother can be answered with: if your aim is
to speak at a national conference they require that you bring your own
projector. If the speaking you are doing at the regional and local levels
helps you to be comfortable with the technology and experienced in what to
do when things go wrong (notice I said when, not if!), then that "practice"
is worth it. Being comfortable is what speaking is about -- being at ease
and making your audience at ease.
John Colletta excels at his craft since he is a good public speaker and
weaves in interesting anecdotes. He is popular with many lecture venues and
well-known for not using PowerPoint. I attended a lecture once where he even
made fun of himself for that. It was very amusing. But John is certainly the
exception to what you will see at state and national conferences.
Elissa Scalise Powell, CG
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> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:13 AM
> I also wouldn't mind hearing from anyone who thinks this is a bad question
> be asking -- that is, who can explain why it is worthwhile to incur the
> expense (!) and complication and learning curve of a digital projector for
> PowerPoint or similar programs. (FYI John Philip Colletta used an overhead
> projector for his excellent presentation on 19th century newspapers, which
> SRO at NGS in Kansas City in May.)