Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer Collaboration Challenge: Week7 - Google Slides: Tips and Tricks #14weekchallenge

In week 2, we explored Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides as alternatives to Microsoft Office.  By now, you should be familiar with these applications and ready to take the next step by exploring advanced features as well as tips and tricks for making Docs, Sheets, and Slides easier to use and more featureful than Microsoft Office.

Google Slides is a great alternative to Microsoft Powerpoint.  This week we'll unlock additional features of Slides to show how Slides can become your default presentation application.  Let's start by reviewing some important tips for using Slides more effectively.

Tip #1 -  Keep your presentation on track by adding slide numbers
Make sure you and your audience know exactly where you are during a presentation by adding slide numbers. If your slides will be shared or printed later, the slide numbers are a handy reference for tracking your place in the presentation.

Tip #2 - Copy themes and styles you like from other presentationsWhen you see someone else’s presentation, you might like the theme they are using. Or, you might want to make sure all of your team’s or organization’s presentations have consistent styles and branding. Instead of creating the slides or themes from scratch, import them using Google Slides. 

Tip #3 - Let your audience submit and vote on questions during presentations
Plan a designated time slot for a Q&A session. If you can’t get through everyone’s questions, just answer the questions with the highest audience votes. Encourage shy people to interact by submitting questions anonymously, and in real time.

See more tips here:
Slides Tips