Become a Google Slides master with these useful presentation tips

Productivity tips
December 30, 2022


Presentation skills are as relevant as ever. Whether you're giving a presentation to your team, pitching to a potential client, or presenting a proposal to your boss, being able to clearly and confidently communicate your ideas is crucial for your success and the one of your company.

Despite the importance of presentation skills, many people dread building slides and giving presentations. It's not uncommon to hear phrases like "Death by PowerPoint" or "Slideumentaries" thrown around when it comes to presentations. But even though many people hate building slides, they remain as relevant as ever.

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Mastering the use of tools like Google Slides is crucial for professionals who want to send powerful messages to stakeholders and facilitate informed decision making. With Google Slides, you can create visually appealing presentations that clearly convey your ideas and proposals.

Don't let your fear of building slides hold you back – we have put together this short guide to help you build powerful slides and become a confident and effective presenter.

Images and graphics

Use high-quality images and graphics to enhance your slides. High-quality images and graphics can help you make a visual impact and keep your audience engaged.

When it comes to presentations, the form is as important as the substance and nowadays there are plenty of free-to-use tools that allow you to access high quality graphics and give your presentation a fresh look in a matter of seconds.
Some useful tools:

Slides Organization

Use transitions and animations to bring your slides to life. Google Slides offers a variety of transitions and animations that you can use to make your slides more dynamic and engaging.

Keep your slides organized and easy to read. Use headings, bullet points, and clear font sizes to help your audience follow along with your presentation.

Use the speaker notes feature to stay on track. The speaker notes feature allows you to jot down notes or reminders for yourself as you present, so you don't lose your place or forget to cover important points.

Add music to Google Slides

Did you know you could add music to your Google Slides? This is a very useful tool to make your slides more interactive and engaging. Adding music to your slides is a great way to make your presentations more interactive and keep your audience's attention. Here's how you can add music to your Google Slides presentation:

Click on the "Insert" tab in the top menu and select the "Audio" option from the dropdown menu.

You can then either choose to upload a music file from your computer or select a song from YouTube. To upload a music file from your computer, click on the "Audio on My Computer" option and select the music file you want to use. To select a song from YouTube, click on the "YouTube Audio" option and enter the name of the song in the search bar.

Once you've selected the music you want to use, you can choose to play the music automatically when the slide is displayed or to have it play when you click on the music icon. To do this, click on the "Start" dropdown menu and select the option that best fits your needs.

You can also customize the volume of the music and choose to have it loop continuously if you want it to play throughout your entire presentation. To do this, click on the "Volume" slider and adjust it to the desired level. To have the music loop, check the "Loop" box.

When you're happy with your settings, click the "Insert" button to add the music to your slide. The music icon will appear on your slide and you can move it to any location you want.

Improve your Slides productivity

By following these tips and adding music to your Google Slides presentations, you can create engaging and interactive presentations that will impress your audience.

If you want to take your Google Slides presentations to the next level, you might want to check out Dokin, our add-on for Google Workspace. Dokin allows you to automate the creation and content update of your Slides by connecting pieces of text to Google Sheets elements. This is a great way to streamline your workflow and save time on tedious manual entry in your slides. With Dokin you can be sure that your slides data is reliable and automatically updated. Join our waitlist and see how we can help you rock your next presentation!

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Jacopo Proietti

Co-founder @Dokin
Jacopo, a co-founder of Dokin, boasts 8 years in finance, having worked as a finance manager at Ogury and head of Financial Planning and Control at BlaBlaCar.
His passion for data integration led to the creation of Dokin, a game-changer for modern business teams. With customizable templates and built-in data connections, Dokin allows modern CMOs and CFOs to streamlines data reporting across Google Workspace applications.

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