As a mompreneur, you never stop thinking about ways to boost your productivity especially when it comes to client meetings.
Doing so is essential, both at work and at home, in order to make the very most out of the 24 hours that are in each day. Luckily, today, technology is on you side. Here are four high-tech little helpers that can make client meetings a breeze:
Skip PowerPoint and Apple Keynote if you want your client presentations to stand out from the crowd. With the web-based app Prezi, you can quickly and easily compile a polished presentation with sleek details to really wow your clients.
Instead of the same old boring slideshow, Prezi creates “slideless” presentations, essentially acting as a big, shareable whiteboard. Your presentation is compiled onto a single page that is zoomable and scrollable, so you simply move around the page to go in-depth on various subjects or to discuss additional talking points. In addition to text, you can insert images, videos, drawings and basically anything else you need to illustrate your point.
Pricing for Prezi varies based on how much presentation storage you require. Plans range from $4.92 per month for four GB of storage to $20 per month for unlimited storage, expanded image editing tools, offline usage and advanced training on how to use the software.
LG G5 for Client Meetings
As a mompreneur, work is rarely confined to the four walls of your office. Juggling is the name of the game in order to keep the business, the family and everything at home in check. This often means that you have to take a client call while waiting in line at school pick-up or run through a client presentation during swim lessons.
You’ve got to be prepared to do business wherever necessary and a dependable smartphone like the LG G5 supports you so you can have everything you need for work, everywhere that you go. With a 5.3-inch screen, it is big enough to view everything you need to at a glance. It also has up to two TB of expandable memory, so you can keep all of your most important files at hand, wherever you are. The battery life is also impressive, with up to nearly 22 hours of talk time, so you won’t be tethered to an outlet because you phone died midday.
The full retail price is around $499.99, but you can get it for nothing up front with a monthly contract from T-Mobile.
There is no shortage of options on the market for teleconferencing, but Join.me stands apart from the crowd. It is designed to be as simple as possible to make it easy to focus on the task at hand instead of wasting time trying to figure out how to use it.
Join.me is web-based and offers audio conferencing, video conferencing, screen sharing, whiteboarding, intuitive scheduling, personalized links and even a presenter swap feature if you are presenting with another remote co-worker.
If you just need to audio conference and use screen sharing, Join.me offers a bare bones free version to accommodate individuals with such needs. Paid packages range from $20 to $25 per month, include many more features and can accommodate more meeting participants.
There’s little that throws off your rhythm more than arriving to a meeting, poised and ready to present, and running into difficulties with the conference room projector. Whether you operate on a Mac and the conference room uses Windows or just isn’t properly outfitted with the necessary HDMI cord, these situations can be extremely frustrating. That’s why it pays to come prepared with everything you need, including a mini handheld projector like the RIF6 Cube.
The RIF6 Cube fits in the palm of your hand, so it will easily fit into your laptop case. It connects directly to your laptop, tablet or even your smartphone. You don’t even need a projection screen to display the projection. Simply aim it at a blank wall, dim the lights and get started.
For $299, you get everything you need to plug and play, including the charging cord, HDMI cable, micro USB cable and MHL cable to 5 or 11 pins.