Making Effective Presentations with G Suite Slides

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Slides is a fantastic tool in GSuite to build, share and present presentations. This highly participative course will highlight the Slides features needed to communicate information professionally and give guidance on how to use these to make your presentations effective.
Familiarity with Slides and GSuite basic features.
Learning Objectives:
Having completed the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Identify and use specific Google Slides’ features to enhance the way they communicate information
• Systematically assess how their style of presenting data meet the needs of their audience
• Build an effective presentation in Google Slides
• Use the “Share” features in Google Slides to collaborate efficiently with others when building presentations
Building a presentation:
• Basic design principles
• Using Themes and Layouts to achieve the style you require
• Editing Masters to achieve a consistent professional appearance
• Positioning objects, items and text accurately through features such as Guides, “Snap to” and Arrange
• Navigating smoothly through smart use of links and Section Headers
• Inserting objects and charts from other GSuite apps - Google Docs and Sheets
• Anticipating issues with imported MS PowerPoint Presentations
Engaging the audience:
• Synchronising speech and visuals using Animations
• Punctuating your slide sequence with Transitions
• Utilising Google Slides’ excellent library of Diagrams
• The generic skills of good presentation
o The Presentation Perspective - it’s about the audience
o The Invaluable 5W1H
o Persuading the audience
o Checks and overcoming nerves
o Starting your presentation
o Maintaining Momentum
o Closing
Collaborating with colleagues:
• Sharing
o Edit
o Comment
o View
• Using Version History