Are you getting ready for an online presentation on Google Meet? Stay tuned to learn how to share a PowerPoint in Google Meet.
Presenting in Google Meet is convenient option if you can’t meet with people in person to give your presentation. Use it to have real-time meetings or without video. Before setting up your presentation in Google Meet, you’ll need to create a presentation.
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to present in Google Meet. You'll also see some premium PowerPoint templates. Plus, there's a question-and-answer section and a design trends section to make sure that you've got the best presentation for Google Meet.
How to Present a PowerPoint Presentation on Google Meet
Once you complete your PowerPoint presentation, you can then present it in Google Meet. Let's look into how to present on Google Meet. For this tutorial, we’ll use the Niche PowerPoint template.
Before your presentation, you'll want to customize the template. Learn how to do that in this tutorial:
Once you've customized your template, here's how to present a PowerPoint on Google Meet:
1. Open the PPT file
To begin, locate the PowerPoint file on your PC that you want to share on Google Meet and open it.
2. Log Into Your Google Account
You won't be able to use Google Meet unless you're logged into your Google account. So, the next step is to make sure that your Google account is logged in.
3. Create a Meeting
Open a browser and go to https://meet.google.com/. Click on the blue New Meeting button in left of the screen.
When you click on this button, a menu will drop down where you've got the choice to
- Create a meeting for later
- Start an instant meeting
- Schedule in Google Calendar
Click on Start an Instant meeting to start a meeting. A popup displays asking for access to your camera and microphone.
Click Allow to give Meet access to your camera and microphone.
4. Start Your Meeting
Now that you've started a meeting. In the left upper corner, a popup window gives you a link that you can use to add others to your Google Meet session.
Click the icon in the left of the gray bar to copy the link and email to the people you want to invite to your meeting. Or add others to the meeting by using the blue button.
If you don't want people don’t see you, click the Camera button on the bottom of the screen.
5. Give Your Presentation
On the bottom of the screen, click on the Present now button. When you click on this button, a menu will pop up. In this menu, you've got three options:
- Your entire screen. Shows your entire screen in the meeting window.
- A window. Allows you to select a single window to share Google Meet.
- A tab. Share a selected tab with the meeting.
Choose the best option for you. I recommend clicking on the A window option to share the window where you've got your presentation open. When you choose this option, a window pops up that gives you an option to choose from your open windows.
Once you’ve selected the window where your presentation is, click on the Share button on the bottom of the window.
6. Start Your Presentation
On your open presentation, click Slideshow from the menu bar. Then click From Beginning. Click through the slides at your own pace. If your microphone is turned on, you can talk about each slide.
You're now sharing your PowerPoint presentation in Google Meet.
7. End the Meeting
To end your Google Meet presentation, click on the Stop Presenting button in the top right corner. When you click on this button, you’ll stop sharing your window, but you’ll still be in Google Meet. To leave the meeting, click on the Leave Call button.
Find the Best PowerPoint Template for Presenting in Google Meets (Envato Elements vs GraphicRiver)
1. Key Benefits of Envato Elements
Finding a good template that looks good enough to present can be hard. You want a template that looks professional and not sloppy.
The best solution is to use a professional premium template from Envato Elements. Professionals make all the templates on Envato Elements to have the best design.
Plus, Envato Elements is a subscription service. Once you subscribe, become a member, and pay a low monthly fee, you’ll get unlimited downloads. The unlimited downloads include:
- presentation templates
- and much more
Using a template saves you time because you're starting with a good base. With a template, just add your information then make any customizations you want. So, you don’t need to worry about designing your own presentation.
2. Key Benefits of GraphicRiver
GraphicRiver is a digital marketplace where you buy templates and other digital assets for one time use.
GraphicRiver is perfect if you aren’t sure about paying for a subscription. It's got thousands of premium templates and other digital assets that you can buy one at a time.
What’s the Right Choice for You?
If you've got a job where you’ll need PowerPoint templates or other digital assets often, then Envato Elements is the right option for you. With an Envato Elements subscription, you’ll save more money than buying each template separately.
If you don’t need templates or other digital assets often, then GraphicRiver is the best option. Professionals make both options to have the trendy but professional designs. So, either option is a good choice.
5 Top Premium PowerPoint Templates
Here are some of the best PowerPoint templates that you can use to present in Google Meet:
Hirata Business PowerPoint Template is a great template for presenting in Google Meet. This template comes with a total of 39 slides. Easily add an image to your template by using the picture placeholder.
This template that can be used in Google Meet has a minimalistic style. Here are some highlights of this template:
- three premade color schemes: blue, brown, and orange
- both a light and dark theme
- easily add images with picture placeholders
- comes in the widescreen and standard version
Morphe is a minimal multipurpose PowerPoint presentation template that can be used for presenting in Google Meet. This template comes with a total of 35 slides, including gallery and portfolio slides. The slides come in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Rising is a multipurpose PowerPoint template that can be used in Google Meet to present. Here are some key features of this template:
- 240 total slides
- 5 premade color schemes
- picture placeholders
- free fonts
Everything in the Rising premium PowerPoint template is entirely editable.
Buter is a multipurpose template that can be used presenting in Google Meet. This template comes with over 150 total slides and five premade color schemes. Buter also comes with illustrations and infographics. Easily add images to this template by using the picture placeholders.
Find More Templates
Are you still looking for the right template for your Google Meet present? Here are some articles with even more premium PowerPoint templates:
- Microsoft PowerPoint25+ Best Fully-Customizable PowerPoint Templates (Make Custom PPTs 2021)Brenda Barron
- Microsoft PowerPoint25 Best Sports PowerPoint Templates (Active PPT Presentations for 2021)Sarah Joy
- Microsoft PowerPoint20 Best Premade PowerPoint PPT Templates (Ready Slide Designs) 2021Daisy Ein
How to Customize Your PowerPoint Template (FAQ Section)
PowerPoint has a lot of features. If you've got questions about PowerPoint, it's perfectly normal. Here's a helpful tutorial guide to help you learn more. Plus, here are five common questions and answers:
1. How Do I Get My Audience More Engaged With My Presentation?
There are many ways that you can engage your audience.
One way to engage your audience is to create an interactive quiz. Interactive quizzes are a good way to make sure that your audience pays attention while presenting to them. Here's how to create an interactive quiz in PowerPoint:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Make a Basic Interactive Quiz in PowerPoint From a PPT Template (+Video)Andrew Childress
2. If I'm Presenting Data, How Do I Know What Chart to Use?
Knowing which chart to use in your presentation is important. Using the wrong chart can confuse the audience. Study the following tutorial for more information on how to create charts in Microsoft PowerPoint:
3. Is There a Quick Way I Can Edit My Template Layout?
Yes. Slides have a slide layout. When you’re customizing your template, a slide's layout can make the slide look professional or unprofessional. Here's more information on how to edit your slide layout:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Edit PowerPoint (PPT) Slide Template Layouts Quickly in 2020Andrew Childress
4. What's a Great Way to End My PowerPoint Presentation?
There are several different types of presentations that you can do. They're persuasive, informative, decision-driven, and introductory. Each type of presentation has a different ending that you can do. To learn more, read this article:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to End Your PowerPoint Presentation With a Strong Close (In 2020)Andrew Childress
5. How to I Create More Interesting Slides?
You don’t want your presentation to be boring because the audience will lose interest. There are some things you can do to make your slide more interesting, for example, decluttering your slides. For even more tips, read this article:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Make Any PowerPoint Presentation Slide Design More InterestingAndrew Childress
5 Design Trends for Making Presentations to Present in Google Meet
When making your presentation, you want the presentation to be effective. Having an attractive design is a way to make your presentation more effective. Here are design five trends to be aware of:
1. Gradient Color
Solid colors can be boring. So, if you’re looking for a way to make your Google Meet presentation more visually appealing, use gradient color. Gradient color is where a color gradually transitions into another color. You can have gradient color with similar colors or contrasting colors.
2. Keep It Simple
Simple Google Meet presentation slides make the audience focus on what you want them too. This trend allows you to add the most important information to the side and leave the non-important information off. This look means less design, text, and images.
Previous trends using neon colors were in. But now those are out, and pastels are in.
Pastels add a nice touch of color to your presentation slide without distracting your audience from your main point. Pastel colors are not only less distracting but add an element of fun and whimsy to your slide design.
Visuals such as images and video have the power to evoke emotion from your audience. When choosing which visuals to use in your Google Meet presentation, choose high-quality visuals. They'll have the biggest impact on the audience.
Along with high-quality visuals, choosing visuals that are relevant to your topic is important too.
Taking inspiration from nature is a recent trend that's popular in presentation design. Nature inspiration can mean having leaves and flowers on your slide or having a color scheme of natural colors. This trend goes well with whatever topic your Google Meet presentation may be about.
Start Your PowerPoint in Google Meet Today!
Now that you’ve read about how to present on Google Meet, use that knowledge to give a PowerPoint presentation for your next Google Meet call.
If you want a good base for your Google Meet Present and to save time, a premium template from Envato Elements is for you. But, if you don’t have many projects where you’ll need premium templates or digital assets, then GraphicRiver is also a great option.
Good luck on your presentation in Google Meet!
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