Powerpoint and Keynote certainly have more robust features but the simplicity, collaboration, and compatibility of Google Slides is great. Instead of just being a sit and get presentation how about letting your participants comment on slides. This can be a good way to provide them an outlet for questions while not interrupting your presentation. As time allows you can address any questions or follow up at a later time.
Here are the details of how it works.
First, the presenter must click the Share button in the top right corner of a presentation, enter an email address and change the rights to comment.
Then a viewer selects a slide for which they want to enter a comment.
Type the comment and click theCommentbutton.
Someone can type a response and clickReply.
Each viewer can clickNotificationsto set it up to email them any replies.
Using this feature can serve as a back channel of sorts, allows participants to ask questions without interrupting the presentation, and possibly provides and opportunity for participants to answer each others questions.
The next time you create a slideshow be sure to consider using Google Slides. Yes, it’s simple, but effective.