You’ve spent hours designing and developing your next presentation, now it’s time to share it with the world. Although most people will get their first look at your presentation through an online platform such as Google Slides, it doesn’t mean you can’t make the experience better by optimizing your slide deck before uploading it to the internet. The following are five ways you can improve any slide deck created in Google Slides in order to turn viewers into followers, ultimately making your presentations more effective in every way. Google Workspace Update: How to Create Engaging Slides
Choose the Right Format
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Start by opening a new slide in Google Docs. This can be done by clicking the Insert tab on the top left-hand side of your window and selecting the Slide option. You’ll then be prompted to choose a template for your slide. There are many options available, but we recommend using one that has an interactive design. For example, if you want to make an engaging presentation about a new product launch, use the Product Launch template.
Pick the Right Colors
Color choice is one of the most important decisions you will make when creating a presentation. It has a profound effect on how viewers feel about the content and presenter.
Choosing colors can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what works well together. Our tips below will help you find the perfect color palette for your next presentation!
Keep it Simple
Google released an update for Google Docs and Slides that will allow you to quickly share your presentation with others. To use this new feature, go into the Documents or Slide tab and click Share. From there, select Make a Copy and give it a name. You can now share your document with people by sending them the URL. This is a great way to get feedback on your slide before presenting it in person.
Use Slide Previews
Slide Previews are a new way of creating and editing slides in Google Slides. To preview your slide, click the Preview button on the right-hand side of the toolbar. You can also open an existing presentation from anywhere in Drive by clicking the Open Presentation button, then selecting From Drive.
The difference between regular presentations and Slide Previews is that you can edit any element of your slide’s design—including shapes, images, text, animation effects and fonts—before sharing it with others for review or before publishing it for wider distribution.
Google has made changes to their Workspace update that helps supercharge your slide. The new features include templates, collaboration options, and live previews. With the new templates you can easily create slides with all of the information you need without any worries. The new collaboration options allow you to share your slides in real time with your teammates or co-workers so they can provide feedback on what you are presenting.
– New UI Elements – Google added new features such as shapes, arrows and a variety of other objects you can add to your slides. These tools make it easier than ever before to create engaging slides that will keep your audience’s attention.
– Improved Fonts – Google has improved the fonts available in Workspace so you can create more sophisticated slides that are easy on the eye. The font options let you choose between serif and sans-serif fonts as well as bold or italicized text.
One of the most common mistakes people make when creating slides is not using slides at all. The problem with this mistake is that your audience doesn’t have a visual representation of what you’re talking about. If you’re delivering a presentation on how a project went, for example, and you don’t show any visuals to accompany what you’re saying, then your audience will be less engaged with the material. Another mistake people make is trying to cram too much information on one slide.