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Advantages of a Google Presentation over a Powerpoint- Revisited

Written by Joey Allen (GCP Apps Admin) | March 8, 2016

While many professionals and students tend to stick to what's familiar when designing presentations, the status quo isn't always the best choice. Powerpoint has an enormous user base yet this is not indicative of its quality. Google Presentation offers a fresh choice for those who want to build a multi-faceted presentation that will intrigue an audience. Let's take a look at what makes Google Presentation so special when pitted against the comparatively stale Powerpoint.

It's been 2 years since we first compared the advantages of Google Slides over Powerpoint so we thought it'd be worth taking a fresh look at an old friend.

Compatibility

Google Presentation is much more compatible than Powerpoint. Users can import and export graphics, text formats, PDFs and even Powerpoint presentations without a hassle. They can also publish their creations to the Internet quickly and easily. Powerpoint's meager compatibility options pale in comparison.

 

Cloud Based

Google Presentation is supported by the cloud. This means that several different colleagues can access and modify a presentation as it is being formulated. As long as you are using an internet connected device, you'll have access to your team's projects on Google Presentation. This includes iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices. It's a significant advantage, as you'll never have to worry about purchasing software again. Cloud support also allows employees and students to make last minute adjustments while they are on their way to a meeting or other event.

 

Just imagine yourself brushing up the details on page 25 of your presentation while your colleague simultaneously makes a key modification to page 2 in the minutes before an important meeting. You can also work on the same slide as your colleagues at the same time without losing anyone's modifications.  Even if you are offline, you can still work on your presentations, no matter where you are. All you have to do is enable offline editing and you can work within your browser or through a mobile device's pin files.

 

Creative Agency

Those who choose to design a meeting, presentation, speech or other significant project with the help of Google Presentation are equipped with the creative agency that Powerpoint users lack. Google Presentation empowers its users to build slides with that will immerse an audience. You'll find that you can accurately express yourself, your data and your ideas with Google Presentation's embedded video capability, numerous presentation themes, vivid animations, thousands of fonts and an array of rich colors that will captivate your audience.

 

Research Tool

Google Presentation is designed with a nifty research tool that competitors like Powerpoint lack. This tool enables you to procure information from the world wide web in a moment's notice. You can then implement your findings right into your presentations and documents. You'll be shocked at just how seamless this process is.  Google invested serious resources into this function's user experience design. Just click the Tools menu and choose Research or right click on any word on your slide to conduct relevant research. If you choose the former method, the tool's search bar will then appear on the right hand side of the screen and you'll be able to immediately conduct research. Google Presentation's search bar drop down menu takes research functionality a step further by empowering users to specify exactly what type of search results they desire in terms of quotations, images etc.

 

Conclusion

Every presenter will admit that meetings, conferences and events can get boring after a certain amount of time. Google Presentation will keep your audience engaged and stimulated with its array of features like embedded video, unique themes, fonts and animations. It is clear that Google Presentation provides users with the tools that are necessary to organize information in an artful manner. In comparison, competitors like Powerpoint seem antiquated and overly simplistic.