Question submitted from one of our members:

It seems that using a laser pointer is popular in our company.  What is your opinion on laser pointers?

Sheri’s Response: I agree, lots of people like to use laser pointers, however, I don’t like them. I have yet to see someone use the laser pointer effectively. It bounces all over the place, requires you to face the screen and usually ends up becoming more of a distraction then an aid.  If you have something important to point to on the screen, walk back and point with your hand.  If that is not feasible then have an arrow fly in to the exact point you want to take your audiences’ attention.  Color is another great way to draw the attention of the audience.  Make the important section on the diagram a special color and then tell your audience to look at that color on the diagram.

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