A better way to share your presentation online
(or what happens when people view your slides online when you
aren't around to show them)
Your Presentation, But Better.
You can make some spectacular presentations with Google Slides, Powerpoint, and Keynote. They've got great templates available and it's easy to find other useful templates from third party providers. And all three presentation authoring platforms are pretty similar, you'll find the interface familiar and toolsets pretty straight-forward.
But presentations are designed to influence an audience, and the way your presentation is presented matters as much as the content in your slides. We forget how much influence we have in the presentation of our slides when we're standing at the front of a boardroom or on a stage. You need to make sure your slides are also presented in a way to influence your online audience, an audience that is viewing your slides without you standing right there guiding them.
How your slides are presented is a critical part of how influenced that online audience is by your slide content. You need to plan for and craft the entire journey your online audience member will take when they experience your presentation online:
from how they get the initial link, what their experience is when they open that presentation, and what actions you hope to influence in them when they finish flipping through your slides. You should approach your online presentation the same way you approach designing a landing page. Here are four questions I ask myself when putting my presentations online.
- How will I reach my online audience so they want to open my presentation?
- Will the presentation of my presentation impress my online audience?
- What do I want my online audience member to do after they have viewed my presentation?
- Would I be impressed and influenced by this presentation?
So, let's take a look at how you can solve these questions with the tools available today. The example below shows just how good your Google Slides can look to your online audience when properly presented.