If you have no data projector
Our downloadable PowerpointPoint presentation and video clips are best displayed in a meeting using
a data projector linked to a computer. If you do not have a projector and cannot
even borrow or hire one, here are some ideas:
- In a small meeting, a reasonable-size computer monitor may be sufficient. It is also
possible to wire several monitors to operate together from one computer, so that you can
spread the monitors around the audience. Some modern flat-screen TVs are also designed to
operate as computer monitors, and are often much larger than the typical monitor. (It is
surprising how many people can watch a screen even of 23inch/600cm size.) Someone
in your church may be able to lend such a monitor.
- The PowerPoint slides can be copied onto OHP acetate sheets. You can buy sheets
that can be used in an ink-jet printer.
- Instead of projecting the video testimonies, you may be able to use software to
grab the sound-track from the video, and convert it to an MP3 to play using
a portable CD player. Or just connect the sound-card output of your computer to an
audio-cassette recorder. Transfer a picture of the testimony speaker to an OHP slide,
to accompany the sound presentation.
- Alternatively, just focus on the resources you do have available – use printed
handouts, the spoken word, or a drama.