Tablet devices like the iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom (and loads of others) are quickly growing in popularity among casual users who like to play games, browse the web, watch movies and do general email checking on the go. Schools are even using the devices to get kids engaged with books and video to enhance the learning experience and hold their attention.
But, there’s also another growing segment of the market: small businesses. Well, surely big businesses too, but small business owners are really finding that tablets save them time and increase their productivity, and with a whole host of great reasons…
Tablet Devices are Handy for Presentations
Seeing someone reading a speech from a tablet at your Chamber of Commerce meeting isn’t completely uncommon these days, and it’s certainly better than a stack of note cards. And more and more people are even connecting their tablets up to big screens for their slide presentations. Tablets are just perfect for this and you don’t have to lug your heavy old laptop to the conference.
Using a tablet for your presentation means you can take advantage of the best apps to work on the presentation whether you’re at home, at work, or anywhere else! When you are ready to give the presentation, you don’t need to rely on the computers at the venue to work as they’re supposed to, and you won’t need to transfer your files. Simply hook up the tablet to the big screen and you’ll be ready to go.
As for using your tablet as a prompt, it won’t interfere with you delivering your speech one bit. Unlike laptops, tablets actually lay flat. They don’t get in the way of your face, meaning you’ll still be connected to the audience as you’re speaking as long as you remember to look up and not stare at the screen – use it like you would a sheet of notes, for reference.
Speaking of Notes, Tablet Devices are Great for Taking Notes!
When you’re in meetings or presentations, tablet devices are perfect for taking notes. If you’re wondering whether anything’s better than traditional pen and paper, then the answer is yes!
There are a few reasons for this, but the main fact is that you can input your notes into the tablet with a stylus in your regular handwriting. This means you can write just as fast, but once the meeting’s over your tablet will read your notes and let you search through them! This is something you just can’t do with handwritten notes.
Aside from the handwriting benefits, tablets are also extremely small and take up barely any space on your desk, in your bag, and in your hands. It’s easy to grab your iPad and go, and you won’t need to worry about carrying around extra notebooks or even a laptop anymore!
Stay Up to Date on the Go with Your Tablet Computer
Many people in business travel a lot, and tablets mean that you can turn travel time into productive time. You can stay up to date with colleagues over wireless, and take advantage of the many different productivity and office suite apps available to help you work on projects. Better still, wireless internet access means that tablets can even be used to send data back and forth between employees and a central business database.
Tablet devices really aren’t just for entertainment! More and more businesses are now embracing tablet technology as a way to streamline their processes and get more done with less equipment.
Do you find your tablet helping you be more productive, or are you too busy playing Angry Birds to use it for business?
Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes… Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.