My presentation is part of a workshop about using the internet for marketing, and all three presentations rely heavily on technology.
And where there’s technology, there had better be backups. At last count, one presenter was bringing two laptops as well as a second projector. I’m bringing my own laptop, just in case, though at 17” and too many pounds she’s not especially portable. I’d be amazed if the third presenter isn’t also bringing a laptop, just in case.
And, of course, I have multiple copies of my presentation. I sent one to the Executive Team member responsible for running the projector. I have one on a USB key sitting next to me as I type. Then there’s the original on the C drive of my laptop, including all the images and the second file with my “out-takes.” Karen’s Replicator copied that whole directory onto my external drive as soon as I booted up this morning; SyncBack had already copied it onto my second internal drive during the computer’s long, otherwise idle moments printing the handouts.
And if that weren’t enough, I have my entire presentation on my website, including a self-playing PowerPointShow. (If you want to see it, go to the presentation page.) Of course, the lack of wi-fi in the hotel’s meeting rooms would make accessing that a trifle challenging, but nevertheless, I’m confident that whatever might go wrong this morning, lost data won’t be part of it.