Monday, April 06, 2009

Embedding Google Presentation in Your Blog

One of the greatest features of Google Presentation is that it can be shared with others. You can embed the presentation in a blog like I did below:




You can also access this Google Presentation through this URL.

When you access a Google Presentation in this way, you can actually become 100% engaged in the presentation because you can add your ideas through the chat window. This requires you to sign-in with your Google account, but you become part of the discussion.
I have borrowed instructions in how to do this from the Tech Tips Tuesday blog.

Here's how it works:

  1. Go to http://docs.google.com
  2. Upload you PowerPoint file to Google Presentations (up to 10MB from your computer)
  3. Warning: Not all formatting features from Design Templates will always be preserved and there is NO animation.
  4. When you publish your presentation to the Internet anyone will be able to access and view it online. They will also be able to join the presentation online and chat with others also viewing the presentation. Your document will be assigned a unique address (URL) on google.com. To do this go to Share button (upper right of screen) and choose Publish.
  5. Click on the published link and this will open up your PowerPoint online and a chat window will appear on the right side of the screen.
  6. In order for audience members to discuss the presentation, they will need to log into their Google account so their name will appear in the chat window.
  7. Google Presentations also provides you with the embed code if you want to place your Google presentation in a webpage, blog or wiki.
  8. Click HERE to view a sample presentation and its chat window.

Perhaps the best part of this using this Presentation program is that you can have multiple people working on it simultaneously. This means that you and a colleague can be in separate rooms in separate cities in separate countries working on different pages of the same presentation. I especially enjoy doing this while using Skype or Google Chat to verbally discuss what we are doing (and make funny faces at my friend while we work.)

What sort of experiences have you had with Google Presentation?

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