Chapter 10

Preparing Presentations


Bullet Getting an overview of Google Slides

Bullet Adding style, text, and images to your presentations

Bullet Using Presentation mode

Bullet Saving, exporting, and collaborating

Presentations have come a long way in the past 40 years. While slide and overhead projectors were technological marvels years ago, today, they have been replaced with interactive presentations involving text, images, audio, and video. When Microsoft introduced PowerPoint in 1987, it changed presentations forever. Today, it has become so entrenched in business and education that the name is almost used interchangeably to mean presentation, the way people refer to tissues as Kleenex and lip balm as ChapStick. But the market penetration of PowerPoint didn’t keep Google from creating a presentation software that could rival it.

Google Slides is a free, web-based presentation software program that allows you to make high-powered, engaging presentations that you can access anywhere in the world, thanks to the Google online platform. This isn’t an either/or proposition, however. Slides created ...

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