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What is an Online PowerPoint® Presentation?

B. Miller
B. Miller

An online PowerPoint® presentation is a slide show presentation created using the computer software program PowerPoint®, and presented entirely on the Internet. This is different than the previous method of presenting PowerPoint® slide shows, which typically needed to be shown by one person to a group of people present in the same room. Many people and businesses are making use of software that encourages virtual meetings, which prevents needing to travel constantly for business, saving time and money.

In general, an online PowerPoint® presentation will simply be created using the software on one computer, though it may be possible to upload the presentation to the Web, which may allow various people to collaborate on its creation. An online PowerPoint® presentation may contain written, textual information, images, graphs, spreadsheets, music, videos, or any other type of information the creators want to share. Once it has been completed, there are a few different ways one might choose to share a PowerPoint® presentation online.

Woman doing a handstand with a computer
Woman doing a handstand with a computer

The first way to share an online PowerPoint® presentation is through virtual meeting software. Everyone participating in the meeting will log on to his or her personal computer at the same time, from any location. At that time, the person making the presentation will be able to present the PowerPoint® slide show at the speed they choose, explaining the information along the way. This type of online PowerPoint® presentation is popular both for businesses and for distance learning programs.

Another way to share an online PowerPoint® presentation is to simply save the file and upload it to the Web, sending it to others through email or another type of file download program. When people receive the file, they are then free to view the online PowerPoint® presentation on their own time and at their own pace. This method of presentation may work better for those who are using a slide show to send pictures to friends or family members, for example. For those who may not have the PowerPoint® software on their computer, there are numerous Web sites that allow users to upload the PowerPoint® presentation file to view it directly through the site.

An online PowerPoint® presentation is a great way to help save time and money. It allows the user to share information quickly and easily without needing to travel or to set up the slide show on a different computer. In addition, family and friends may enjoy slide shows created with photos, videos, and music to illustrate a special event or holiday.

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