This is one more reason why you should use presentation mode in Windows 7 when doing a presentation (or when a customer is sitting next to you).
The first part to why you should use it can be found here: http://www.ultimate-communications.com/2012/01/productivity-tips-use-presentation-mode-when-you-dont-want-to-be-disturbed/
So, How do you enable it?
Just hit start and type “presentation” and hit enter. That should open up the Adjust settings before giving a presentation app.
EDIT: Pat Richard gave a great comment: If you do a lot of presentations, you can create a shortcut to “C:\Windows\System32\PresentationSettings.exe” which will bring up the dialog box at the click of a button.
In the Presentation Settings just mark the “I am currently giving a presentation” box and hit OK. And it might be a good idea to switch background to a nice company logo instead of that Diablo 3 pic that you have now.
This will result in the toast that pops up are a little more discreet.
And as you can see below it just says “Tommy Clarke is inviting you to a conversation.”
If we turn off the presentation mode, it would have shoved this instead.
Well that’s not an IM I want in front of 250 people