When presenting I’m using the setup below. The big screen, my laptop and iPad all have an important role.
Duplicate laptop and big screen
The big screen is a Duplicate of my laptop screen. This way I can see what the audience is seeing right on my laptop. Also my demo’s are on the laptop screen and thus visible on the big screen, no need to type looking over my back.
If this is your complete setup disable the presenter view on the Slide Show tab in powerpoint.
Extend to iPad
I’m using my iPad as a third screen. For this I installed Duet Display. My iPad will show the presenter view as it is configured as Extend my desktop in Windows.
Windows 8.1 lets me configure this setup in the Screen Resolution. Select Monitor 1 or 2 and specify the Duplicate desktop on 1 and 2 option. For monitor 3 (iPad) select Extend desktop.
Prepare for the worst hope for the best
My talk at sdn was my first go with this setup. After some dry runs I knew the correct setup and possible problems. On the video you’ll see somewhere at the end that the screen flickers. I did have a backup plan: use the Duplicate laptop and big screen setup from above. But the setup recovered and all was well again.
Below the setup with an extra monitor in stead of a projector. In the middle the iPad (mini) with the presenter view.
Now you know how I setup during presentations. Be sure to test what works for you and always have a backup plan.