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Present using speaker view

Deliver better presentations with a customizable speaker view.

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Written by Stephanie Leong
Updated over a week ago

When you're getting ready to present, you want to feel prepared. Speaker view helps you focus on delivery by showing your speaker notes and slides in one place. Enter the player by clicking on the Play button at the top right of your editor.

Then click Speaker view in the bottom right of the player.

Customize your layout

Set up the perfect speaker view for your needs: You can choose to show or hide:

  • Current slide: The slide displayed in the player.

  • Next slide: The slide following the current slide.

  • Slide navigator: An interactive preview showing all slides in your presentation. Click a slide to make it the current slide. You can scroll through the slides by pulling the scroll bar beneath them or placing two fingers on your trackpad.

  • Speaker notes: Any text added to the current slide directly from the speaker view or from the Notes bubble in the editor.

  • Progress line: How far you are into the presentation, based on the current slide and the total number of slides.

  • Clock: The current time on your computer. You can switch between a 12-hour clock or 24-hour clock by clicking the clock module.

  • Timer: This shows how much time has passed since opening speaker view. You can reset the timer by clicking on the arrow icon on the left.

Reference speaker notes

Your speaker notes will appear in the top left of the screen in speaker view, next to the current or next slide. This will make it easier to scan your notes while presenting.

You can also edit speaker notes directly from the speaker view. This comes in handy when rehearsing your presentation or taking quick notes during a call.

Click on the Edit button to get started. You can select text to apply bold or italic styling or to add hyperlinks. When you’ve finished editing, click Done.

Jump to slides

If you need to jump ahead, it's easy. Hover over the slideline or any slide in the navigator to move forward or backward. You can also view your slides in a grid and jump to a new slide — click the upward arrow along the top of the slide navigator to expand to grid view.

There are two ways to use speaker view

  1. Across multiple displays: Use one display for the player in full-screen, and another display to control your presentation in speaker view and see which slide is coming up next.

  2. On a single display: When you present on a single screen or through a video call, you can choose to show the audience only the window your player is open in.

Navigate your presentation

There are multiple ways to advance your presentation. Depending on how you've configured your speaker view, you can navigate by clicking on:

  • The preview above Next slide

  • One of the previews in your slide navigator

  • One of the bars in the slideline

You can also click on the arrow above the current slide in the slide navigator. This will open a grid view, allowing you to browse and select the slide you'd like to move to.

Or you can use your keyboard to control the presentation.

  • To move forward: click .

  • To move backward: click .

  • To exit: press Esc or simply close the window and you’ll be taken back to the editor.

💡 Videos set to autoplay will start playing once they're shown on the current slide. If your slide features any other type of video, you’ll need to click the play button in the player — not in speaker view — to play the video for your audience.

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