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How To Do Your Presentation Using Zoom

It's your turn! You need to give a presentation in a Zoom meeting. Here are some notes on how to do it.

In brief:
Join zoom meeting, start camera and unmute.  Start presentation, and Share it.

In a bit more detail and with the proverbial Numbered Steps.

How To Do A Presentation Using Zoom In N Easy Steps

  1. Connect to the Zoom meeting.
  2. Start Video.  (Click the camera icon with the red line through it) Make sure your camera is aimed at you the way you'd like it.
  3. Unmute (click the microphone with red line through it).  Say something, if you can't think what to say, say “something”.  Make sure the green on the microphone jumps when you speak.
    • If it doesn't make sure the microphone icon doesn't have a red line through it.
  4. Start your presentation software and get ready to show the slides, move to the first slide. 
    • Maybe you're using PowerPoint, maybe LibreOffice Presentation. Get it to show the first slide in your presentation.
  5. Find the colored icon, it's actually a button, “Share Screen”.  Click it.
  6. Look at all dem choices!  Find the one that shows your presentation's first slide and says “PowerPoint” or “LibreOffice Presentation” or whatever you're using. 
    • You do not want to select a Desktop.  Select the one item in the matrix presented that's labeled with the application – powerpoint or libre office – that you're running.
  7. Now this step is important.  Your life will depend on it so pay close attention.
    • Find the “Share” button in the lower right corner. 
    • Take a deep breath, hold it, and (gasp!) click the Share button.

Assuming you've survived these N=7 steps, you're good to go.Thank you for your attentiveness.

Ending the Presentation

You're done and you want to stop showing your presentation. There are two ways to get this to happen.

  • Find the red “Stop Share” and click it.
    • It might be at the top of the screen.
    • It might be covered up by a full-screen window.
  • Or, ask the meeting host to end the share as he/she can end your sharing.

Notes About Presenting

  • If you follow the steps above, those in the meeting will see your face in a small window, next to the slides as you present them in a big window.
  • Many times presenters who have a second monitor will use that to hold the slides or the Zoom Chat window.
doing_a_zoom_presentation.txt · Last modified: 2021.12.22 13:51 by