1 Meeting + 1 Broken Projector = 1 PNY HDMI Cable to the Rescue!
Before I leave for any pitch presentation, I call the company I am visiting to ask how their board room is set up for presentations. I ask, “Do you use TV screens or projectors, or if I should bring my own devices?” Usually, I am told, “We have a big screen television and you can connect right from your laptop!” In my briefcase, I always carry back up cables and dongles because inevitably I run into non-Mac compatible technology.
As I walked into a pitch meeting last fall, the client’s IT technician was standing in front of the big screen presentation television, cursing at it. He explained their digital wireless system had stopped working and none of their projectors were connecting to their respective TVs. He had tried everything he knew how to do and suggested we run our presentation from our laptop.
I pulled out my 16-foot PNY HDMI cord and Mac adapter, asked if I could test it on the television, and, voila!, the screen sprang to life. The cord was long enough to extend to the back of the room so the client could sit in front of the screen without my computer blocking their view.
We nailed the presentation, set ourselves above the pack for being good problem solvers, and landed the client. Moreover, it reinforced the concept of always being prepared for a disaster with the right tools to help you out of a jam. Many thanks to PNY Technologies for their great support gear and for helping to keep our company running smoothly!
Jamie Rose is the COO of Momenta Group, LLC. She specializes in brand management, strategic communications, and visual media. PNY Technologies is a sponsor of Momenta, and supports the team with memory and technology support devices for working professionals. To learn more about PNY, please visit www.pny.com.