Present Like a Pro: New Updates in Slides Designed to Make You Look Good

From the Google blog:
As a go-to presentation tool, Google Slides already comes equipped with real-time collaboration features. Starting today, we’re introducing new robust features to help you and your team win that pitch, nail that client presentation and get buy-in for new ideas—all while saving valuable time.

The latest updates in Slides, include new G Suite integrations, partner applications and customization options:

  • Capture ideas in Keep, bring them to life in Slides
  • Skip manual updates, use linked Slides
  • Insert Diagrams, or ready-to-use visualizations. This is great for when you need to effectively share timelines, processes or hierarchies.
  • Select Grid view to view all your slides at once as thumbnails. This helps you easily reorder or change formats of multiple slides.
  • Tailor presentations to different audiences with the Skip slide feature. You can now choose to skip select slides without fully deleting them when you present from your phone or laptop.
  • Try new add-ons, shape up your Slides
  • Customize Slides, automate workflows with Apps Script
See the full post and all details here.
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Google Apps/G Suite Update: Insert Videos from Google Drive in Google Slides

Great news! You can insert and play your Google Drive videos in Google Slides, in addition to videos from YouTube. This feature has already hit commercial Google accounts and will be rolling out to our apps4pps domain soon. Get more information here.

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NEW! Google Slides Q&A

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From the Google Docs Blog:

Check this out… “a new feature in Google Slides: Slides Q&A. This update—rolling out globally today—helps speakers connect with their audience and collect real-time feedback. With a simple link displayed on a Slides presentation, audience members can submit questions from their phones, laptops, and tablets—and vote on those they want answered the most.

Slides Q&A makes it easy to interact with your audience—without having to worry about mics or moderators. Slides also helps you get your big ideas and stories on screen—without having to worry about wires or set up stress. Starting today, we’re improving this “Show up, don’t setup” experience in two ways:

You can now present your slides to a Hangout from your iPhone or iPad. So with just your phone or tablet and the Slides app, you can present to any screen using Chromecast, AirPlay or Hangouts.

And for those of you who like presenting from a computer, we’re introducing a new laser pointer on the web. Just in time for May the 4th (be with you).”