People often find most presentations to be boring as they hardly involve any sort of participation with the live audiences. If you are also one of those then it seems like Google has your back.
According to some reports, Google recently rolled out an update on Google Slides that adds an element of interaction to the presentations. The update is being rolled out globally to Android and iOS users and to those who use Google docs’ web version.
Seems like a good deal, isn’t it? Let’s see how it works. Google Slides is essentially a real-time interaction manager that compiles and presents queries from live audiences. This is workable, since there’s an embedded URL at the top of the slides which the live audiences can visit by clicking on the links on their smartphones.
After clicking on the link, the app allows the audience members to post their queries along with their names or even ask them anonymously by using their portable devices or smartphones. As an audience member, if you don’t want to ask any questions then you can even rate the already asked questions by voting for them. The speaker gets to see the list of questions being asked by the audience, with the most voted ones appearing on the top.
This way the speaker gets to know about the mood and responses of the live audience. The speaker can ensure that there’s equal audience participation. It also gives the speaker a brief idea about the points that need to be explored further. At the same time, it helps reserved audience members to be more comfortable as it saves them from the embarrassment of standing in front of everyone to ask their questions. Moreover, the app gives complete control to the audience members to pose their queries at any time during the presentation.
You can download Google Slides for both Android and iOS. Links below.