You've asked me to speak at your conference or conference-like thing. Thanks!
Here are some things you should know. They might seem unreasonable. Just be grateful you're not reading this.
1. I'm not going to send you my presentation in advance
I understand why you want it, you'd like to double-check the AV and paste my presentation amongst the others with your logos and sponsors in between, so it's 'seamless'. I understand that.
However, I think you'll get a better presentation if you let me fiddle with it right up to the last minute. That, after all, is part of the point of presentation software - it's a tool designed for last minute changes. I like to do last minute changes. I change the presentation based on what the other people speaking at the conference have said. I think that makes for a better presentation. It's live. Otherwise I might as well just send you a video.
I think the audience would trade the seamlessness for each of the presentations being a bit better.
2. I'd like to present from my laptop, I'd like it on stage with me
I will bring all the requisite dongles. I will arrive as early as you like to make sure it all works.
I'd like it on stage because I use presenter view. It makes presentations better. Sadly I have never presented anywhere that's managed to make presenter view appear on the 'comfort monitors'. (Though I have heard rumours that TED do this.)
I would also like to be in direct physical control of my laptop. Remotes are too slow, vary too much and they're an extra thing to go wrong. I know what I'm doing with my laptop. Plus, I use a lot of music and video and I need to fiddle with the volume.
Having the computer off stage and giving people a remote almost always ends up with the speakers doing this:
This is what happens when people are given a clicker and don't have an intutitive sense of where their presentation is. They point their clicker at the screen (where it probably isn't) and continually check to make sure the right thing is there. They look at the audience less.
Hope that makes sense. See you very early on the day.
(PS. If you've not asked about filming and then you start filming I'm likely to be grumpy. More grumpy.)