What tech do I need for live slide-sharing?
Glisser shares slides to audience smartphones, tablets or laptops when that slide is made available in ‘Present’ mode. Audience members can not read ahead of the furthest slide reached, but can go back and review previous slides.
There are therefore two ways to use Glisser to share slides to your audience.
1. Presenter operated
This is the standard method of using Glisser. The laptop connected to the main screen runs Glisser. ‘Present’ mode is activated and the presenter scrolls through the slides as if presenting a regular PowerPoint or Keynote – using a clicker or Left/Right PgUp/PgDown buttons.
Alternative views (audience Q&A, Twitter Wall) or poll results are controlled by the presenter if they have access to the laptop, or by the AV desk (using the relevant quick keys).
2. Assistant operated
For some events it may be preferable to have the main presentation and the feed into the main screen running via PowerPoint. Here Glisser is used on a separate laptop, driven by an event assistant or AV tech, to share slides and allow interactivity.
The second laptop operates Glisser in ‘Present’ mode, mirroring the progress of the slides on the main screen running PowerPoint. This ensures the audience devices are provided with the slide corresponding to the presenter’s current slide.
If you wish to show audience interaction (polls, Q&A feed, etc.) on the main screen, a switch is required from the PowerPoint laptop to the Glisser laptop, and back again.