More accounts and sales are won just by making superb presentations. Presentations generally require the use of a projector that will make the presentation more sophisticated. Much care should be observed when choosing a projector for your business because projectors can make or break a good business presentation.
The choice of projectors will depend on the kind of business that you have. If you are in the advertising business for example, you will have to invest heavily on a good projector since you will be using it regularly for client presentations. The specifications of the projector that you will have to buy will also depend on the size of your conference or presentation room.
There are projectors that are designed to function well in small office room but it will not do when the presentation will be made in a larger area. Presentations for larger areas and for a great number of people should be made through more sophisticated projectors.
People who usually travel from one place to another for their business presentations should invest in a good quality portable projector that is easily transported and provides an easy set up. A projector that can be set up in a snap will do because you do not want to carry an army of technical people when doing your mobile presentations. A projector that easily connects with a personal or portable computer will be ideal to make your presentations simple but sophisticated.
A portable projector with a minimum brightness capacity of at least 800 lumens is acceptable. However, larger projectors must have a brightness capacity of at least two thousand lumens to make the presentation clear even to those who are seated at the back of the room. A projector must have at least a minimum of 1500 lumens to be able to project effectively in a room where plenty of light comes in as when there are no blinds or curtains.
In simple terms, Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a lamp or light source. The higher the lumen rating the “brighter” the lamp will appear.
There is no one best level for brightness, and brighter isn’t always better. For a home theater projector you plan to use in a dark room, for example, 1,000 to 1,200lumens can easily give you a large, bright image, while a 2,000-lumen projector may be so bright that it’s hard on the eyes.
Select from a wide variety of projectors that are available in the market and request for a trial presentation before buying a projector. Ask the marketing or sales staff to make a mock presentation of the features of their top projectors before you decide on a certain model.
It is best to use projectors in a dark room but if it cannot be avoided, always position the projector at an area where there is less light. It is also important to take note of the resolution of your projector as this signifies the amount of pixels it can display.
Projectors can be easily installed but it is best to consult technical people for setting up the projector especially if they will be mounted to the ceiling. Make sure your projector’s efficiency will last long by using alcohol or a special cleaning solution for the projector lens.
Hi Sarah, thanks for your tips. I have updated the post to explain the term "lumen" a little.
Indeed, a good projector is important for a business, but you can also use them for home use. People hook up projectors to their game consoles and video players all the time. I don't know anything about lumens though, and I see that you are suggesting an amount of lumens. I should go do some research on that so that I can make an informed decision when buying a projector myself.