Google Slides: What You Gotta Know

Friday, May 13

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Washington, DC (UTC-4)

For decades, most institutions have standardized on PowerPoint for presentations. However, in the last 10 years, some presentation designers have found themselves using Google Slides, and not always by choice! Perhaps your company has decided to use the Google Workspace suite of apps; or perhaps you felt you needed to use it to collaborate with a team.

Today, Google Slides is used by millions of people, and although it is juvenile in many ways compared to PowerPoint, it doesn’t mean you have to hate the experience of working with it. Internationally renowned designer Mark Heaps has worked on hundreds of presentations using Google Slides, and in this session, he’ll share some of the techniques he’s learned to deal with the transition.

Topics include:

  • Fundamentals to help you navigate from the language of PPT to Google Slides
  • Tricks and tips to make production a little less stressful, including important quick keys
  • Hacks to make life with your collaborators a little bit better
  • …and the ultimate question: “I know how to do it in PowerPoint, but how do I do it here?!”


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