Sharing presentation slides can be tricky. In this article, we'll break down the different ways that you can easily share a presentation and monitor the Demio chat at the same time.
Important Note: We have a feature called "presentations" under Materials that will allow you to upload your presentation slides (in PDF format) straight into Demio & you'll be able to present your slides right inside of Demio without even sharing your screen. A detailed article on this is here.
If you have the option, we recommend using PowerPoint. It has a feature that allows you to enable presentation mode in a window instead of going full screen.
This is effective because you can then share just that individual window from Demio - and your attendees will only see that one PowerPoint window. While presenting, the ‘Webinar Presenter’ can still access the chat section and can reply to all queries raised by any of the Attendees. Another option to stay engaged with your chat is to "pop out" the chat. This puts your chat in a separate window for easy use. An in-depth article is here.
Here's how you can enable presentation mode in a window on PowerPoint: To be able to run the presentation in a resizable window you need to change the slideshow settings:
- Click on ‘Slideshow’ option ( from the ribbon/menu bar in earlier versions)
- Click “Slide Show” and select “Set Up Slide Show”.
- In the Set Up Show window select 'Browsed by an individual (window)' and select OK to close the dialog.
Now when you go to Slide Show (or Presentation) view, your slide show will launch in a resizable window, not fullscreen.
Using Google Slides:
Google slides also has the same feature as PowerPoint that allows you to go in "slide show" mode in just your web browser window instead of full screen. You will need to change a quick setting when you go to present:
First, click the "Present" button at the top:
Then, when you're in presentation mode - click the "contract" icon on the presenter toolbar to go from full screen to just a window:
Once you're ready to share it with your Demio audience, you can select that individual web-browser window to share from the screen sharing selection model.
Keynote is by far the hardest presentation software to use with Demio, as it doesn't allow you to go in presentation mode without going full screen. That leaves you with a few options:
Option 1) You can share the Keynote window without going in Slideshow mode, but it will look like this:
Of course, this is not ideal, as Attendees will be able to see all of the "tools" inside of Keynote. However, at least this way, you can just share the individual Keynote window and monitor Demio chat at the same time.
Option 2) If you have a 2nd computer, such as a laptop, you can invite yourself as a 2nd Coordinator for the webinar via a new email address. You can then join the webinar from your 2nd computer strictly for monitoring chat on that computer. Mute your sound and mute your Mic. Then, on the other computer, you can share your entire screen and go in full screen presentation mode. This way, you can monitor the webinar on one computer, and present on the other computer.
Option 3) You can present in full screen and share your entire screen on Demio, and just minimize out of presentation mode every time you want to read the chat.
Option 4) If you have dual monitors, you can open the presentation on one monitor, and keep Demio open on the other monitor. Then, when selecting which screen to share on Demio, you would select the monitor that is displaying the presentation