PowerPoint is the great reference tool when it comes to preparing presentations for classes and conferences, even if Harvard doesn’t agree with that much and even if some people think that the way some people use it affects the quality of the classes negatively. And the few opportunities for interaction that a tool like this offers does not help either.
At least until now, because Microsoft announced yesterday the launch of a new function called “Live Presentations” for the online version of PowerPoint (included in Microsoft Office 365), with which the Redmond company intends to involve “the public” in the development of the presentations.
A little SlideShare, a little YouTube video, a little streaming on Facebook …
The idea is very simple: exactly that the rapporteur provides a short link for his audience (with the domain ppt.ms) or a QR code, this means that everyone who is present and equipped with an Internet device can interact with the PowerPoint presentation in real time.
How Exactly? In addition to the “Show”, these users have the option of Complete the presentation with comments With subtitle in the same language or with translations in their respective language.
Other options that will be provided to the participants will be to take screenshots of specific slides, as well as to zoom in on specific graphic elements of the presentation, to avoid losing any details.
In addition, the public has the option to display their reactions to the screen content as if it were a live video broadcast on Facebook Emojis that go through the presentation in real time… although only the rapporteur can visualize them, since he will be the only one who knows the number of participants,
Once the presentation is over, you can view it in live presentations activate a survey for participants to comment and evaluate the presentation (and some specific aspects thereof).
Next, the system generates a report that is visible to the rapporteur and collect both public comments and analytical data and advice on how to improve future presentations.