10 G Suite tips for great presentations

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Get a jump start with templates and master slides" "

Whether you're creating a template that your team can reuse or keeping your external branding consistent, master slides help your presentations look sharp and professional. Any changes you make to master slides appear on all existing slides and any new slides you create.

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Collaborate on presentations in real time" "

Want input from various teams when creating your presentation? Draft a proposal in Slides with key objectives and project milestones. Then, share the presentation with your team so everyone can create content simultaneously, see edits in real time, and provide feedback.

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Quickly analyze presentation data with charts" "

If your Slides presentation has a lot of data, help your audience easily visualize it by turning your information into charts. Just create a chart in Sheets and add it to your presentation. Your chart is linked to your Sheets data, so any changes you make to your data automatically update in your presentation.

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Search and add content without leaving your slides" "

Need to research or add images to slide content? Quickly find images and other resources without leaving your presentation using the built-in Explore tool.

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Enhance your presentation with visuals" "

If you’re discussing complex processes in your presentation, use visuals to make your content easier to understand. Insert images and videos or add diagrams and flowcharts to summarize your data. Then, make your slides more dynamic with transitions and animations.

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Update presentations on the go" "

Edit presentations on your mobile device with the Slides app. Whether you’re on the way to the airport or visiting a customer, it’s easy to update training modules, pitch decks, and more. Any changes you make automatically sync to all your devices, so you’re always up to date.

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Remember your key points easily" "

Presentations can be long, detailed, and complex. Make your talking points easier to recall by using speaker notes in Slides. If you have a lot of ground to cover, use the timer feature to make sure you keep your presentation on track.

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Present to remote audiences" "

Want to present your ideas to international team members? Need to train new staff and employees remotely? Use Hangouts Meet to show a Slides presentation even if you’re not in the same place as the rest of your audience. You can also share links to reference materials using the built-in chat.

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Focus your audience's attention with a built-in laser pointer" "

Have a lot of detailed information in your presentation? Focus your audience’s attention on specific parts of your slides by using your mouse as a laser pointer. Help your audience know where to look and when.

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Engage your audience with interactive Q&A sessions" "

Instead of giving a one-sided talk, get your audience involved by conducting a Q&A session right from Slides. Audience members can submit questions in real time and vote on them during the presentation. If you can’t get through everyone’s questions, just answer the questions with the highest votes.

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