This special Haiku Deck tutorial will walk you through presenting your deck right from your iPad.
Looking for help with the Web App? Click here to go to our Haiku Deck Web App User Guide.
Looking for help with the iPhone App? Click here for steps specific to the iPhone.
There are four ways to present your deck using your iPad:
1. Directly from your iPad: This is ideal for sharing a Haiku Deck pitch or portfolio with a small group in an informal setting: At a coffee shop, across a table, on a plane, etc. Bonus: No special equipment needed!
2. Using your iPhone as a remote control. If you’d like to manipulate your deck from your iPhone, you can connect your iPhone to your iPad as a remote with the Haiku Deck app for iPhone.
3. With a projector and a VGA adaptor: If your presentation will be projected to a larger audience, you can connect your iPad directly with a VGA adaptor. (Tip: We recommend always bringing your own, and labeling it with your name!)
4. With AppleTV: If your venue is equipped with AppleTV (or if you have your own), you can project right from your iPad without being tethered by a cord.
Picture this: You’re up in front of the crowd; you’ve displayed your Twitter handle and the event hashtag on your first slide (nice going!), you’ve started talking, and all of a sudden the top of your screen starts blowing up with Twitter notifications. Trust us, you don’t want this. Here’s how to prevent it.
Go to your iPad’s Settings app, and turn Do Not Disturb ON. To be on the safe side, also turn the Notification Center OFF.
If You’re Using Your iPhone as a Remote
Under the Settings app on both devices, you’ll want to make sure you’re connected to the same WiFi network. If you’re not, you’ll want to make sure that Bluetooth is turned on on both devices.
Entering and Exiting Present Mode
To preview or present your deck from the Main Screen, select your deck, then tap the PLAY button.
From Edit Mode, tap the first slide of your deck, then the PLAY button in the top right corner.
To go back to the Main Screen, pinch with two fingers (or tap the screen, then tap MAIN SCREEN in the top left corner).
To go back to Edit Mode, double-tap any slide (or tap the screen, then tap the EDIT icon in the top right corner).
Presenting Your Deck
To present your work, simply swipe with your finger to advance your slides. You’ll notice a cool scrolling “parallax” effect that makes your presentation look polished.
Viewing Private Notes
If you’ve added talking points or a full script using the private notes feature, simply turn your iPad (or iPhone) to portrait orientation (vertically) to reference your notes as you talk. Your notes will be visible only to you and will not be projected on the screen. It’s like having a personal teleprompter!
If your presentation includes bar charts and pie charts, your data will automatically display dynamically with a sleek animated effect.
Tap for Emphasis
You can tap individual data points in a bar chart or pie chart for emphasis as you talk.
Viewing Image License Information
To view image license details, tap any slide, then tap the logo in the bottom right corner.
After Your Presentation
- If you had set your deck’s privacy to PRIVATE before your talk, consider updating it to PUBLIC or RESTRICTED to get the full value out of the content you’ve created. Making your deck PUBLIC makes your work searchable and allows it to be showcased in our Gallery. Read more about privacy settings.
- Take a few minutes to annotate your deck with public notes to recap your main talking points and provide additional details and links that will be useful to your audience (including those who might view your deck on the web without hearing you present it).
- You can also email a link to your deck to your audience members immediately following your talk, or even provide a PDF that includes your public notes as a downloadable or printable handout.
- You can extend your audience by embedding your deck on your blog or website, sharing it with your social networks, and uploading to Slideshare. You can also track your cumulative deck views on the Haiku Deck website from MY GALLERY.
- If you’ve created a great Haiku Deck, don’t forget to submit it for inclusion in our Gallery or our Pinterest boards! You can email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it with the hashtag #hdgallery.
More Haiku Deck Help
You can tap the ? any time for onscreen tips, context-sensitive tutorials, and FAQs.
You can also check out these helpful resources:
Now….time to set your story free!