Pitching from a mobile platform

Pitching to a group

Several of our customers and Bizeo partners have asked us about the best way to present Bizeo. Our customers want to use Bizeo to pitch data to a board, while our Bizeo partners want to pitch Bizeo data to their customers or potential customers.

One of the great things about Bizeo is that it works well on virtually any platform or device—old desktop PC, the latest Windows 8 PCs, an iPhone or iPad, or an Android phone or tablet (and even a Linux workstation, Windows 8 mobile or new BlackBerry).

However, if you’re using Bizeo to present to a group, there are a few small things you can do to make it easier.

Apart from plugging a projector into a laptop, which is the most obvious thing to do, you have a few great options for using mobile phones or tablets to present on large screens. How you do it will depend mainly on the type of platform you’re using.

Using an Apple device

If you’re using an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can either:

  • purchase a HDMI out adapter and plug into a large screen or projector that way
  • spend $129 on an Apple TV device to wirelessly connect your Apple device to a large screen. This is possibly the best option, as it looks and works fantastically sitting at your desk with your iPad displaying wirelessly on a large screen.

Here’s a short video showing you how to do that:

http://cnettv.cnet.com/connect-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch-your-tv/9742-1_53-50151019.html

Using an Android-based device

If you have an Android-based mobile phone or tablet, there are ways you can do much the same thing. First, you can get HDMI or Micro HDMI adapters for most Android devices and some have HDMI outlets built right in to them.

You don’t need to be too envious of your Apple-fan brethren either. Many Android devices, such as my Samsung Galaxy S3, support a feature called AllShare Casting. Like the Apple devices, you need to purchase an external system that supports it. In my case, I purchased a Samsung Blu-ray player that incorporates ScreenCast support for just over $100. Many new TVs have this facility built in and the process is similar to that required for Apple devices.

Bizeo works amazingly well on the small screens of mobile platforms. No other system makes it easier to track exactly what’s going on in your business, and even retrieve and view graphs of KPI data on a small screen. But sometimes you need to share and that’s where a big screen comes in handy.

Do you have other Bizeo tips and tricks that you can share with the community? Let me know at mike@bizeo.com.au

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