Present Like A Boss Using Google Slides – Tyler Howell

Effectively using google slides will allow your viewer to be more engaged with your presentation and to ultimately learn the information in an simpler way.


1.Create a Google Slide presentation or open a previously created presentation

If you do not know how to get to google slides go to: or go through google drive then sign into google drive and look for the waffle icon in the top right and click it to find the yellow google slides icon.

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Tip: All google applications will have the title of their app in the beginning of the URL followed by (Examples:,, etc.)

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When designing a google slide presentation it is all about the visual effect. Writing all your information on a slide and repeating it will not help the viewer in learning and/or taking in your information.  

Tip: A good rule of thumb is having no more than seven lines on a slide with no more than 8-10 words on each line.

2. Design and Finalize Your Presentation

Provide images, charts, shapes, maps, etc to illustrate the context of your speech. Do not get carried away with your images. For example, do not use a chart overflowing with information. Too much information can cause confusion and the the viewer can become lost on the main point or points.

Video/audio with the steps

PRO-TIP: Using the Master Slides Tool

If you are in a hurry to finalize or quickly edit your presentation use the Master Slides tool to do so. This allows you to change the whole look of google slide in under 60 seconds. Using this tool will allow you too change the background on every slide, the font, the header/title, etc.

Video step to get to Master Slide Tool


Your font on your presentation needs to be set so that the viewer can read your font from a distance but not set to large that your text takes up a majority of the page.



Tyler Howell – Student

Tyler Howell (@thowellhelpdesk) is a senior at Ash Grove High School in southwest Missouri. He is currently involved with a plethora of extracurricular activities including: FBLA, FCCLA, Track & Field, and currently a captain of the football team. Tyler loves helping out students with the google apps. He enjoys using the google applications to assist him in his school work also.



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