Our Work Smart blog series continues with Google Slides. The aim with this series is to help companies to work smarter by getting the most out of the cloud computing power that’s already available to them.
With so many updates and additional features being added to G Suite (also known as Google Apps for Work), it can be easy to overlook some simple example use-cases that might just make your work day a whole lot simpler. So let’s see what’s possible…
Interactive Training Sessions
Instructors can create custom courses in Google Slides to provide training to employees on new software or new company processes. These courses can be accompanied by matching exercise books created in Google Sheets which include a range of tabs for users to complete each exercise on. Instructors share the files with the employees so that they can comment on specific sections throughout and after the training sessions, ensuring that any uncertainties are fully addressed and resolved.
- Instructors can review and provide feedback to answers in real time.
- Employees always receive the most up-to-date training materials, without having to be sent them again
- Feedback is provided directly in the exercise book, in the same cell as the content, so it is easy to track and follow up on.
Manage a Creative Campaign
When creating a marketing campaign, it’s important for everyone to be on the same page to ensure the right message is conveyed, so creative teams plan campaigns together in real time within a shared Google Doc. Once they have their ideas outlined, they can use Google Slides to mockup artboards and find out what visuals work the best for their campaign. Slides allow for teams to add images, videos, text and drawings, all from Google Drive so everyone has access to the materials they need, regardless of where they are and what device they’re using.
- Planning and review time can be greatly reduced.
- Files as large as 5TB can be shared securely with all those who need access.
- Videos can be previewed from any device, without having to use lots of data to download them first.
Jointly Create Legal Case Presentations
Paralegals can create case presentations with Google Slides, working together to add summaries, evidence and diagrams. The shape and line tools are incredibly easy to use and clearly highlight the important points for those viewing the presentation. After creating the first draft, they can share it with the lawyers and the rest of the team working on the case who can then review and make suggestions within the comments.
- Drawing tools highlight important elements for inspection.
- Crucial points can be emphasised by using the built-in laser pointer.
- Time spent creating presentations is reduced by working on a single version with real-time editing.
Share and Present During Video Meetings
Video conferencing apps such as Hangouts Meet have made it more and more common for meetings to be held digitally instead of in a physical meeting room. This means it’s very easy to arrange and host meetings, although delivering effective presentations may be a bit tricker. That’s where Google Slides comes into the picture. With Slides, users can open their presentation in a new tab before beginning a Hangouts call, then simply click “Share” so that attendees can follow along.
- Train new employees remotely.
- Get clients up to speed with project ideas.
- Hold virtual conferences and present your ideas.
- Brainstorm and edit proposals.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to get the most out of Google Slides or you’d just like to find out a bit more about G Suite and what it could offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be delighted to have a chat about how we could help.