Strategies

How to Avoid Common Laptop-to-Projector Problems in Your Next Presentation

Projector in conference room

You’ve flown into town, checked into the hotel, and you’re scheduled to speak at the conference in 3 hours.  You want everything to go smoothly.  The last thing you need is trouble with your PowerPoint presentation.

From blank screens to unwanted audio interference, tech problems plague speakers every day.  Fortunately, with a little preparation, you can avoid a crisis and keep cool, knowing you have it all under control.

Keep reading to find out how to handle eight common laptop-to-projector problems …


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How Safe Is Your Data From Ransomware?

It announces its presence with a giant screensaver announcing that ALL your files are completely locked up.  And in 72 hours the perpetrator will throw away the key.

Or you suddenly view a “surveillance” webcam-selfie with an official warning that you’re wanted by the FBI.  A message demands payment of a fine if you ever want to use your computer again.

Welcome to Ransomware

Ransomware is a newer form of cyberattack that can:

  • encrypt your files
  • freeze your computer screen
  • storm you with pop-ups
  • and literally hold all your precious data for ransom.


It vows to return everything to normal after you pay up.  But of course, it’s run by criminal cyber gangs, and they don’t necessarily keep their promises.

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Preparing your online social legacy

We caution our children about the digital paper trails we leave. We need to be aware of what gets posted online, who can see it, and how things can be easily taken out of context. Another problem that is starting to manifest itself is our online legacy. What happens to our social media accounts when we pass away? Can our family access them or are they simply online forever stuck in limbo?

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