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Full guide to becoming a Google Slides master

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Lessons in This Class

18 Lessons (1h 43m)
    • 1. Course Preview

      4:50
    • 2. Diving into Google Slides

      5:23
    • 3. Creating a custom title slide

      9:03
    • 4. Creating a clean slide theme

      6:18
    • 5. Building the "About" slide

      5:39
    • 6. Creating the "What we do" slide

      10:40
    • 7. Design a "Team slide"

      12:00
    • 8. Creating a "Pricing" slide

      7:57
    • 9. Showing off your clients

      5:51
    • 10. Creating a simple "Testimonial" slide

      5:49
    • 11. Creating the next steps for your company

      6:12
    • 12. Wrapping up the design

      3:51
    • 13. Touching up your presentation

      3:54
    • 14. Using animations

      2:20
    • 15. Bonus content

      6:05
    • 16. Sharing, commenting and exporting

      4:04
    • 17. Presenting

      2:35
    • 18. Wrapping it all up

      0:51
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This course covers all of the key features offered in Google Slides and takes a deep dive into hands-on implementation of key skills throughout the course.   This full guide to Google Slides covers all essential topics and walks students through how to create professional and clean presentations.  At the end of the course, students will get a free bonus download as well as a certificate of course completion.

This full guide to Google Slides is designed to teach skills and knowledge that can be used every day in the real world.

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1. Course Preview: Hello, everybody. This is Jason Trueblood here with black dog designs. And today we're gonna be going over a full guide to how to use Google slides. We're gonna We're gonna learn all the ins and outs of the software and how you can become a Google Slides master to create all sorts of presentations and ah, company overviews or pitch decks or whatever, whatever it is you you need to create. So what we're gonna be talking about in this course preview is a little bit of background about myself. What? The goal of this advanced Google Slides course is how we're gonna get started, what we're gonna cover in the actual course. And then what resource is come along with the course to help you become the Google Slides master, that you want to be so a little bit of background about myself. My name's Jason and I've been designing social media assets and presentations and pitch decks. For the last five years, I've worked with a variety of different companies and startups and nonprofits over over the last two years, in my my freelance business, I've worked with companies both in the U. S. And internationally have served more than 50 clients just in the last two years. I've loved working with those clients, but one thing that I have learned from working with all those people is kind of where people get hung up when they're using Google slides and and what I can teach them to help move them on to the next steps the next time they may not have to hire a freelancer, you know, they can just take a course like this and do it themselves. One of the most unique parts about my my skill set here is 100% self taught graphic designer through YouTube and online courses, and all sorts of different kinds of resource is I've put in dozens and dozens and dozens of hours to teach myself these skills. And really, what I wanted to do in this course was condensed all of what I what I have no and what I've learned down into an hour or two course where you guys can digest it easily and learn what you need to know without all the fluff. So the cool of this course is to teach students everything they need to know about about Google slides. So we're gonna be learning how to create a clean and professional theme for your presentation. We're gonna be going over all the key functionalities of Google slides. How do you Ah, just your slides Based on the content that's within them How to make your content pop. How do you shapes to do that in different drop shadows and colors? How to use images in your presentation. We're also going to be covering how to export and share it and a fume or additional topics . So getting started, you're gonna need a Gmail account. You can create that for free if you don't already have one. Once you've created it, you can hop into gruel slides and then just create a new presentation from their Ah, once you've created the new presentation, go up to file in the top left corner and go down to page set up and then make sure that the slide sizes 16 by nine. And so that way, when you're following along in the course that you're following alongside the same slide size that were working with in the course, So what we're gonna be covering here in this advanced Google slides course is all the key features functionalities. We're gonna go over how to create a stunning title page. We're gonna go over how to create custom and clean professional themes. We're gonna be using brand colors. We're gonna make up a fictitious company and we're gonna build a ah, a pitch deck around the fictitious company. It's gonna be Superfund. Um, we're gonna we're gonna learn how to create some eye catching graphics were going to use some shapes. We're gonna go through editing and adding images. We're also going to cover how toe make a slide background. And then we're just gonna touch up the entire presentation and go through a couple of pieces of bonus content That will really help you guys bring it all together. So some of the course resource is that come along with this is at the end of it, you're gonna get a Google slides expert certificate, just letting other people know that you've completed this course successfully and that you've taken your Google slides knowledge to the next level. You're also gonna have full access to me for any comments or questions about the course. I'm happy to help, um, answer any questions that you have. Or if you have, you know, a specific question or even a really general question happen. Answer. Mall. Ah, you're gonna get a free Google Slides template that you can use to customize to your brand and your goals. It will just give you a leg up moving forward, and then you're also going to get a free checklist that will help you when you're creating presentations on your own. I am super stoked to get started, so let's dive right in. 2. Diving into Google Slides: Welcome to the full guide on Google slides. Ah, if you followed the direction in the course preview, you will end up on on this screen here where you have a blink presentation in front of you and then kind of the default Greul slides options up. So first thing that we want to do is we're gonna click out of this themes option over here on the right hand side, and then we're gonna give our our presentation, a title appear in the top left corner, and we're just gonna call it. Ah, Where's can called something simple. Gruel slides full guide. So there we go. And as I mentioned in the preview, we want to make sure that these air 16 by nine slides. So we're just gonna go ahead and double check that? Ah, So we're gonna go to file, go and come down here to the bottom under page set up, and it says widescreen 16 by nine. Most click apply. Perfect. So now we have our blank canvas ready to roll. And so now we're just gonna dive in and ah, and get started here. So a couple things to remember in Google sides is it is Ah, lot like Microsoft Power Point, actually, but what they've done is they've trimmed a lot of the functionality out that isn't popular really isn't being used by anyone. So it's a lot more simple and a lot more basic. And you really only have the features that you're really gonna need, which I find to be super helpful in creating presentations because you don't have all the other fluff or anything else that could Ah, could be confusing while you're while you're creating these. So first thing that we're gonna do is we're going to select this text box that says Click to add title and we're gonna go and delete it, and then we're gonna do the same thing under Click to add Subtitle. We're gonna go and delete that as well. So we just have a plane. White canvas. Ah, that's ready for our title slide before we dive in too deep here. I want to go over a couple of the key features of Google slides up along the top menu here file has a bunch of different options under it. This is how you can share create a new one you can open different things in here. You can import slides from a presentation or from JPEG images you can download as well. Cover this later on. In the course you could move, you can toss it, you can print it. There's a bunch of different options under file, and it was pretty pretty much just your basic commands. You're you re do your undo your paste. Ah, those sorts of things view is all about how you're how you're viewing the presentation. So depending on on what what you need to do their views the place that you're gonna wanna look, insert uh, these were also a lot of insert options are actually also on the quick access bar, which will go over here in a second. But you can insert an image. You insert text box of video shaped table diagram, lots of different things here. Ah, format is specific. Like if we had a text box and we wanted to strike, create a line that struck through all the text, we'd go toe format text, and then there's another option over here. But these aren't We can't open these because of your own money text. Right now, slide these air slide specific. So if you want to create a new slide, it will populate right after the current slide that you're on. If you want to duplicate this slider, if you want to delete it, you can do those sorts things Here. You can also do that by right. Clicking on the slide gives you a lot of the same options range. We're gonna be using the order function under a range ah, lot that allows you to set the different layers of what your what? Your graphics are on the slide. So that way you might have 11 graphic you want to bring to the front and one that you want to push to the back. Arrange order is how we're gonna do that. So that's just a quick overview of the of the top tools here. Right under That is our quick action bar and going from left to right, we have our undo our redo print zoom, which has a couple of different options. But if you select, if you just select the ah, the magnifying glass and then click on the screen, it'll zoom in. And then you come back up here and say, zoom fit, and you can hit escape to get out of that tool text box. Pretty basic. You can select it dragging across wherever you want to add some text, add some text in there. Insert image you can upload from a computer. You can search the Web, Dr Photos. Lots of different options there shapes which we're gonna be talking about here in a little bit more in depth. You can add, Heh Rose or rectangles or squares, bunch different options. And like I said, we're gonna cover that here in a little bit. Our line tool is something else that we're gonna be using quite a bit most of time. We just use the line tool. But we might depend on on the direction that we go with some of this stuff. We might use some of these other other tools as well. So that's just a quick, really high level overview of all the different tools and functionalities there inside Google slides. Ah, lot of which we're gonna be covering in this course. But at first the first often just want to go over all of those. So you knew where they were. You were familiar with what they were or where they were at and what they did. And that way, when we dive into this course, there's, ah, there's no confusion. 3. Creating a custom title slide: So now what we're gonna do now that we understand all the key tools and functions of cool signs is we're gonna dive in here and we're gonna create our title slide. First things first, we want to go over here under slide one and right click on it, and they were gonna click new slide, so it populates a new slide under it. That's just something I I typically do. So what we're gonna do with this title side here is we're gonna put in image in the background and we're gonna overlay our title text onto it, and then we're gonna put a logo on it, and we're gonna walk through all of these steps one by one for this slide deck. We are going to be using a fictitious company called Social Status. Social status has a variety of different products and, ah, a couple of team members that we're gonna be added into this line. So our goal here is going to be to create a company overview deck for social status s that's gonna cover what the company does. Ah, little bit of their branding. Who's on their team, what their company pricing model is stuff like that. Companies would use this possibly for investment if they wanted to or for a possible acquisition down the road or just to show a client a little bit of an inside look of the company. That's what we're gonna be creating here today again with a fictitious company called Social Status. So let's dive in here to our title slide. So as I mentioned, we are going to upload an image. So we want to come to the top and go to the image, and then we're gonna upload it from a computer. And from here, we're just gonna pop open the ah, we're gonna pop open the graphic that we want. Okay, so we've opened the images that we want for our title sign. Unfortunately, this image is a square. Um, so we're gonna go ahead and place it, and we're gonna crop it the way we want, and we're gonna make it a little bit. Ah, it's gonna fit the screen all the way across. So what we want to do first is we want to double click on the image so that these little black bars appear on the image. From there, we're gonna drag it down a little bit. Yeah, we don't want to cut this guy's coffee out all the way, and we're gonna do the same thing with the bottom right there. You can just select off to the side here to make the crop go away, were dragged this up to the top corner. If you see these red lines, that is where saying, OK, your image has met the top of the slide. And then if you scroll the left, it's hit the left side of the slide. So we're good there. It's gonna be all the way in the top corner. And from here we drug the image down, and now we have our our title slide image all set up, and it looks like it's perfectly proportionate to the rest of the slide. As you can see, our image is a little too bright. We couldn't really overlay copy on top of this because it's kind of frightening dominates the slot. So what we're actually gonna do is a little trick here. We're going to go appear to shape, and we're gonna go to a rectangle and we're gonna take this from the top corner, all the way down to the bottom right corner. We're gonna create a shape that goes across that we're gonna come up here to our outline tool, we're gonna click transparent, and then we're gonna click our paint bucket tool, and we're actually gonna make this a blue color. And then what we want to do now that are blue rectangle is covering up. Our image is we're actually going to select a blue rectangle We're gonna go arrange order and we're going to send it all the way to the back so that our image that we started with is in the front. So now we have this. We're going to select the image we're gonna right click on it, and we're gonna come down here to format options. It's gonna pop open this little tool bar on the right hand side and we're gonna slick select adjustments. And from here, what we're gonna do is a nifty little trick that allows you to use transparency on an image in Google slides. You know, some people take this over the photo shop and change the opacity of an image, but we can actually do this straight from Google slides. So our goal here is going to be to make the blue dark enough where you can see the text over top of it, but also still see the image under it. So typically, that's gonna be right around in this 60 to 65%. We're actually gonna go with 67%. So there we go. Now we have our blue over top of our image. But keep in mind, the image layer is still on top technically, So now we have our image and our overlay all set up. It's time to add text. So we're just gonna grab a text box and slide it across. We can We're gonna format this kind of as we go, so it doesn't really matter where you drag it on the screen right now. So for this, we're just gonna put the company's tagline, and that's just gonna be measuring your social engagement. Keep it simple. So we want to highlight all this text, and we're gonna change the color so it comes off a little bit more, we're and change it toe white, and we're gonna actually change the font as well. It's this font called Poppins, and we're gonna make it a little bit bigger, and we're gonna center it. And so there we go. Now we have our our slogan, our company's slogan on the slide. And as you can see, it really stands out on the blue background since we took the blue and put it over top of the image. We're actually gonna make this fun a little bit bigger. Take up to 24. Yep, that looks great. Perfect. It's now we have our slogan in here and we're gonna go at our logo. So we come up here to image upload from computer, and then you can just navigate to wherever your company logo is. It's not gonna work for us. So we're actually gonna go with the white one and that we are. So we have our logo in here. We can adjust it by using the top handles or the top corner handles, and you can drag it to make it larger or shrink it, make it smaller. And we're actually just gonna crop this, that we double click on the image to crop, and we could drag it up a little bit and there we go. So we have our we have our logo in. We have our slogan in We have our colors and our images and we're actually gonna keep toying with this and formatted Ah, little bit more. So, actually, we want to make this logo a little bit bigger. It's a little smaller. Well, two small force on blow it up to that size. We're gonna push this. We're going to push this slogan down a little bit. And what we can do here is we're gonna select the social status logo, and then we're gonna hold down control and select the text slogan, and from there it's gonna select both things at the same time so we can move these two objects around freely and see the red line there in the middle. That's letting us know that it's aligned from left to right. And then there's gonna be another red line that appears right there that lets us know it's a line top to bottom. And that's really where we want. It is somewhere in there, actually, what's throwing us off here is you see how this image has a bunch of ah white space at the top. We actually want crop that out before centering them because Google Slides recognizes that there's still image up here when in reality it's just white space. So we're actually gonna redo this operation and recent er, recent or these two. But so there we go. There is our title slide. We are slogan. We have our logo. We formatted it a little bit more. There's one more thing that we're gonna add to this before we move on. We want to separate the logo from the slogan a little bit more. So we're gonna come up here to our line tool, and we respect our line tool, and we're gonna come down, select our line tool, were to come down to write a right above measure. We're gonna click and hold down shift. What that does is it makes it only gives you specific angles. If you don't hold down shift, it wants to go a bunch of different ways. But if you hold it down, you can easily create a 90 degree angle, and then you see this line that will. It says line weight, but it also has a bunch different lines on it. We're gonna go ahead and select not, and we're gonna change it to two pixels. What that does, is it? Ah, just the the width of your line makes it a little thicker, so it will be shown on the screen. Then we want to come to this pencil line color here. We're in. Select that. We're gonna make the line white. Then we're gonna click off. So now we have our logo, a little line separator and our slogan and that completes our title slide this. Ah! Slides ready to go. 4. Creating a clean slide theme: So now that we have our title slide all set up and ready to go, we're going to dive in and create a theme for our presentation. So we're gonna click down here to slide to, which is the one we had created before we started the ah, before we started the title slide. And from here, we Google slides puts in a couple of default text boxes just based on the slide. We don't need those, so we're just gonna go ahead and select and delete those Good. Um, and since social status, let's just say, is kind of like, maybe like a hipster brand, they don't do everything by the book. Um, we're gonna use kind of a, ah kind of a fun flowing slide theme here. So we're gonna come up to shapes, were to go to shapes, and then we're gonna select this one here. It's called Flow chart. Document is what it's actually called, but we're going to select that and this is gonna be our header. So in the top left corner, we're going to select, and then we're gonna drag across and want to make it about that big. Yeah, maybe a little bit bigger. There we go. So that's our shape. That's gonna be our header for each slide, Aziz, you can see the default color is kind of ah to two shades of grey. So we're actually gonna select that shape. We're gonna come up here to the border color, we're gonna make that transparent, and then we're gonna come into the fill color, and we're actually gonna make it the same blue that we used up here for our title slide. And that way, the brand brand stays consistent throughout. You never want to use one shade of blue on Ah, say a title slide, one shade of blue somewhere else. You always want to stick with the same blues and the same blacks and same reds, the same color throughout the presentation. What that does is it just when you produce it and you send it to someone, it comes off really clean, really smooth and really professional. And that's the vibe that you're trying to put push across with your presentation. So now that we have our header in here, we are actually, I think this is a little bit so we're actually just gonna shrink this time a little bit. We're going to Ah, we're gonna add some text toe where you know, we can put in what we want for each slides header. So we'll grab a text box and we're gonna slide it across up near the left hand corner. This doesn't have to be perfect. Ah, but anyways, so let's title. Actually, what we're gonna do is we're just gonna put a generic title slide in here. So we're just gonna say title here. That and we're gonna change this to the same font, just like colors. You want to make sure that you're using consistent fonts throughout your presentation? Uh, it's such a little thing, but it's easy to tell when you're not using consistent fonts and really, it could make the difference between you creating a really clean and professional presentation and one that's kind of spotty and inconsistent, Senator, that we're gonna change this color toe white. So there we go. Now we have our where our title will go in each slide right there, and we're so our next step here is going to be too create a footer. So we're going to select the shape that we already have created a czar header and we're actually gonna make that are footer as well. So we've selected the shape we're gonna hit control C, we're gonna hit control V and that's gonna copy and paste over the header. The exact same shape is a header and there's a little dot in the top center part of this shape. We want toe, select that and hold down shift and then spin it around. So it's upside down compared to the header. From there, we're gonna drag it down to the bottom part of the slide and we're gonna shrink it down a little bit. So we go now we have our header and our footer. And since we don't want, we want our header to be primary. So in the footer to be secondary when it comes to color schemes. So in this example, right now we're using the same blue for both. And what we actually want to do is we're gonna use a great color for for the foot. So when you use a great color along with the blue and that way the blue comes at the viewer first. That means they read it first and the footer is just kind of there in the background to complete the design. If you use two competing colors on the same slide, you have to be really careful because it's gonna draw the viewer's eye one way or another. So if you have a specific piece of content that you want a viewer to read, use um, or primary color. But if you have ah, more secondary piece of content that you want the viewer to see, use a you know, more secondary color. Now we have our our title. We have our footer. There's one more thing we're gonna add to this before I show you how to duplicated across a bunch of different slides. So we're gonna come back up to our title slot. And since we've already imported the all white social status logo, we're just gonna select that we're gonna hit control C. They were gonna come down here to slide to and click control V. And since it's what, you can't see it Ah, in the background there. But we're going to shrink it down, and we're gonna take it up to the top right corner, and we're gonna make it slightly bigger. There. There we go now, we have our title Copy where that's gonna go. We have our logo in the top right corner. We have her head or we have our footer. And then the rest of this slide is ready to add some content. So now I'm gonna show you guys how to take this template that you've already created and duplicated a bunch of across a bunch of slides. It's really easy to do. Just come over here to slide to You're gonna right, click on it and you're gonna click Duplicate, and you're gonna repeat that a bunch of different times. And since this presentation that we're creating has 10 total slides, one of which is the title side, one of which is the contact slide. We only need to create eight this. We're gonna duplicate it seven more times, and there we go. And now we have a smooth, consistent theme across all of our sides in our presentation, just like that 5. Building the "About" slide: Okay, so we have our theme all set up. We have our title slide ready to go. So what we're gonna work on now is creating our first slide and filling it in with content , getting it all ready to go. So our first slide is going to be about us, which is about the company. So we're gonna use this slide toe, tell a little bit of story about the company, um, maybe at an image in and just give some general copy. So whoever the audiences for this presentation can learn a little bit about the company. So first order of business is we wanna up load an image. So we're gonna go ahead and do that. And we just want to keep this this image really simple. As you can see, this only has a Facebook icon in it. Guerena. Its social status is the name of the company. Um, so we just want a social Media Channel icon on here. Keep again. Keeping a really simple We don't dominate. We don't want to dominate the slide with the image. Eso really simple, really clean. And it's blue goes with the theme. So what we want to do is we want to crop this image so it fits on the left hand side. Maybe like the left hand, 25%. So we're going to select the image. We're gonna double click on it, and we're gonna use a little handles to crop it. And when we crop it, we really just want the Facebook icon to stay in the image. So there we go, and we're gonna drag it We wanted on the left hand side, and then we're gonna put copy on the right hand side, so we drag it over to the left, and then we're gonna blow it up a little bit. Great. So there's our image in the slide, but we were running into a little bit of an issue here as you can see the images on top of our header and it's on top of our footer, and that just really doesn't look very good. We want to move that to the back. So that's behind those two graphics. And so it fits in the theme a little bit better. So we're going to select the image we're gonna come up here to arrange. I'm going to go order and we're going to send that image to the back. So now the images behind the header, it's behind the footer and it looks a lot cleaner and a lot better. Now we're ready to add some text into this slide. And for this, since it's just a company overview, were just going to use a few bullets. Um, and we're just going to kind of make this up as we go. So now we have some copy added in on this slide. We want to format it. So the first thing that we want to do is we want to highlight all of this copy, and we're gonna change it from aerial, which is the default fund. And we're gonna move it to Poppins. Poppins normal if it'll let me. There we go. Problems normal. And that way it's on brand with the the other found that we're using throughout the presentation. Second thing we want to do is these. These bullet points really look too congested and to too close together. So we want to break it up a little bit. So at the end of each bullet point, we want to hit enter twice, and that'll give it Ah, line spacing in between. I was gonna do that for all all of them. And then just to make it a little bit easier for the audience to read, we're gonna highlight all of this and we're gonna come up to line spacing and we're gonna do 1.15 Just spreads it out. Ah, smidge further and allows it Teoh to be a little bit easier to read for for your audience. So there we go. There's the about us slide. We added some copy. We added an image. It all works with our with our header and a footer. Um, and it's all clean and wrapped up and ready to go here. There's one thing that we're going to do, Ah, to bring this a little bit more toe life is we're actually going to expand the foot or a little bit, and then we're gonna make one call out in the footer. And this is like the key call out or the key value proposition about our company social status. Um, for this we're just going to say we're just gonna kind of piggyback on the slogan that we created on the title slide again This is a fictitious company. So you know, Bair, prepare with me on the copy writing here. Um, but again, we just want this area to be ah, really key call out, um, so that it stands out a little bit more than the base copy. And the idea of one of these key call outs is that if someone looks through this presentation and only sees one thing, you want it to be this thing. Some people go through and read all of all of the presentations. Some people won't. Ah, that's just the nature of how some people operate. Um, but if they only had to read one thing on this slide, you wanted to be your key call out at the bottom. We probably won't do this for for every slide going forward. But we will do it a few more times, depending on what the slide is and what message we're trying toe get across 6. Creating the "What we do" slide: the next section that we're gonna cover here is about the company, and we're gonna use this slide as a as a place to show what the company does some of their value props just to give the viewer a little bit more detail about what social status is in what value they can add to whoever's reading this. So first things first, we're gonna start with the title, and we're just going to say what we'd. So now we're gonna have our title slide, the about about us and then what we do slide. And what we're going to do for this is we're gonna focus on three main pieces of value. So we're gonna create three pillars of value, and we're just gonna add an icon and a little bit of text. And then we're gonna use a shape as well. So we want to pop over here to shapes, and we're gonna do a rectangle, and we're just gonna select and drag. And when we're doing this, since we know we want three, three different pillars, we can't make it this wide or even even this wide, because it's not enough room for the other two pillars defeat in the screen. So we want to make it about this wide. And about this tall, that's gonna be our 1st 1 And we're just gonna move it down a little bit. So a little trick to this is make the first shape if you're duplicating shape. So in this case, we're making three shapes. So little tip is to make the first shape exactly how you're gonna want the other two and then copy and paste them over. You don't want to create three shapes and Dane redo the changes a bunch of times. Ah, so this is just a time saving tip Ah, that you can use to just copy and paste the changes that you've just made once. So for this shape, we're going to go to our outline tool. We're gonna make that transparent, and then we're gonna go to our fill color, and we're just gonna make this a really light gray, and they were gonna select it, and we're gonna add what's called a drop shadow to the shape. So we're gonna right click on it, come down toe format options and then over on the right hand side Here, you'll see the option Drop shadow. Now it defaults toe like kind of Ah, right toe left drop shadow. But we're gonna mess with that a little bit So we went the distance to be a little bit bigger, but we're also gonna turn the transparency down. So the transparency is how easily you can see through the drop shadow, which really means how dark the drop shadow is, and then the distances how far away the drop shadow moves from the actual shape. So let's click off here. So there's our shape so you can see the the dark angle down here or the dark shading around the around it. And that's that's the drop shatter that we just added. So now that we have this shape ready to roll, we're gonna select it. Uh, go control C Control V and we're just gonna use the red guidelines to move this over. They were in do control. C Control V again and again. We're just gonna use the red guidelines to move it over. You see these little blue guidelines in between the shapes. That's just letting you know that the spacing between all three shapes is the exact same. So that way when we drop it in there and we've pasted it and we drop it in, We know with the blue guidelines and red guidelines that are shapes are equally spaced apart and there are aligned with the other two squares. So there we go. We have are three pillars in there, and now what we want to do is we want to add an icon. So we're gonna add I've got the icons and folders We're just gonna go image upload from computer and then we're just gonna navigate to our folder icons. And the 1st 1 that we're gonna put is a measure icon. So this is ah, is a square in a move that up that we actually want to shrink it a little bit, and then we just want to put it dead center of the square that we created. Actually, what we want to do is we want to select all of this and just move it down a little bit. So that way we can have a little bit of spacing in between the icon and square and the icon in the header. And then the bottom of the square in the footer we kind of want all that spacing to be roughly roughly the same. So it just looks really even and really clean. So we have our icon in here. I'm gonna show you another little tip to make sure that all of your icons are the exact same size. So if you select this icon and go control C and in Control V, you're gonna duplicate the exact same icon. That's the exact same size as the 1st 1 we created. Then we'll go control C Control V again, and we're going to duplicate it over 1/3 time, and then we're gonna line it up with the other ones. Now, we have three icons that are all the same, but they're all the same size, and we know they're the same size because we copy the 1st 1 So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna select the second icon, and this is gonna be our quantify icon. So we're gonna right click on this, and we're gonna go down here to replace, and they were gonna say, upload from computer. And then we're going to select our quantify icon and we'll drop it right in there. So why that's important is when you replace an image, since we copy and pasted them the same icon to other times. We know they're the same size as the 1st 1 we created. And then when we replace it, Google slides automatically. Resize is the icon that you're replacing it with to the correct size. So we know that the quantify icon is the exact same size is the measure icon. And then we're gonna repeat this process another time here and we'll go replace, replace upload from computer and we're gonna goto a report icon. And Google Sides is gonna automatically resize that report icon to be the same size as the other two icons. This is a super slick way for you to ensure that all of your icons turn out the same size. It's kind of a pain if you drop them in individually to try to resize them all to meet, to be the same size, it turns into a kind of a mess. So now that we have are three icons in there, we're gonna add a title for each section. So we're going to select our text box and they were gonna come up to the top of this square that we created, and we're gonna drop the text box in there, and we just want the text box to run the full whip of the of the square. And then we're gonna title this one measure great. And then we're going to select all the text and we're gonna go to Poppins semi bold. That way we stay on theme, and then we're gonna move it to the center and there's a title. And just like what we did with the icons, we're gonna select this text box and then we're gonna go control, see, and then control V and move it over to the second one. There won't go control C control V and moving over to 3rd 1 This just saves a little bit of time so you don't have to format the text box every single time. And then you can just pop this this text box open and put ah quantify can't spell toe go and then this one is going to be report. So that way we don't have to reform Adam Weaken. Just simply copy and paste the one text box that we already formatted, and it just makes this whole process a little bit quicker. So now that we have our titles in and we have our icons in, we're gonna add a little bit of body text. So we're just gonna drag a text box across right here, and we're just gonna put it is close to center as we can. And there we go. We have our text box created and we're just gonna add a little bit of text about each one of these different sections and then we're gonna for madam. So now that we've created the body text for the 1st 1 we're gonna do the same thing that we did with the titles. We're going to format it. So we're gonna go pop ins, and for this one, we're actually gonna go normal, and we want it left aligned. And they were in a control. C control V. You know, we're gonna move it over to the second pillar or go control C control V, and we're gonna move it over to the third pillar using the red guidelines to show us where center in the in that pillar. And again, we're just gonna replace the text that's in this so we have all the text in and we have it . We have it formatted and ready to rock. So now we just want to make a couple of small tweaks. Since our brand color up at the top is blue, we're actually gonna make each of the headers blue as well. And what this will do is it will separate the header a little bit from the body and from the icons, and it'll draw people's eyes in. So again, what we talked about on slide to was if people were just going to see one or two things under slide, what would you want them to see? Well, in this case, we want him to see that we measure engagement. We quantify engagement, and then we report that engagement back to you. That's what we want them to digest and understand. If they read the body copy under it, that's a great bonus. But odds are pretty good. They're just going to read the headers. So we want the headers to be kind of in their face, um, and really easy to read. And we're actually just gonna bump up the font size from 14 to 18 just to make them stand out a little bit more. So there we go. And actually, we're gonna do another little for mounting thing just to make sure that the spacings a little bit, um or even we're just gonna move all of it down. Actually, remove that up. I'm going to select all the text boxes here. And if you hold down control, you can select all the text boxes at the exact same time. And that just gives us a lot more space in between the title and the copy and the icon In that way, this this whole slide looks really clean and really professional while still getting your point in your value across. So there you have it. There's are what we do slide that the details out, all the company's value and, ah, the services that they offer. 7. Design a "Team slide": Now that we have are what we do slide up and ready to go. We're gonna move into slide number four where we're going to create our teams, the our team slide. So we're gonna navigate down here to slide four. We're gonna click on the title, and we're just gonna back out this place. Holder, Copy that. We already have in there, and we're gonna title it. Our team never go. So we have our title all set up. Now, what we want to do with this page is we want to put a couple of images where, where? We're pretending that we have three team members that we want to show off in this deck. So we're gonna add three pictures of our three team members were gonna put their name and their title right under the picture, and then we're gonna add to bullet points for each, for each for each person on the team. We just want to keep this this page really simple. We used the images, so it seems relatable to whoever's whoever's viewing this. And then we want to add just a couple of bullet points about each team member. We don't wanna go too overboard. Um, because it's just gonna confuse or maybe overwhelmed the reader, so we just want to keep it really high level and really light. So the first thing that we want to do is we want to add a team member image. So we're gonna go up here to the top and select image upload from computer, and then you're just going to navigate to whatever folder you have, your team, team member, IRA, team member images under. And for this slide, we're going to do the CTR CEO, and then we're gonna do the c 00 in the middle in the c t o all the way on the right. So I open the CEO photo and we're gonna shrink this down a little bit. Sort of fit nicely on the screen. Make it this big. But they were all right, so we have our CEO photo in and ready to go. And now we're gonna add his title under his photo and his name. So we're going to create a text box and just for example, sake going to say this is John Doe and we're gonna change this font to Poppins and this is gonna be semi bold because it's kind of a header and then appear at the top under a line we want to center, align that under the image and we're gonna make this text box a little bit bigger and then right after John Doe, we're gonna hit inner and we're gonna put CEO. But we want the CEO to be a little less prominent. We want the name to be the most prominent thing. So we're going to shrink the font size to 10 and we're also going to change it to Poppins and normal. And then what we're gonna do is we're gonna highlight all of the text in this box. You want to come over here the line spacing and were to select 1.15 Great. So now we have that in there. We're going to add our bullet points. So we're gonna create another text box, and we're gonna add it right under here. Make this a little why they're there and then appear along the top. You can see there's a number like a numbered list icon and then a bullet point icon, and we're just going to select the bullet point and we're gonna select in our text box. And then we're just gonna right a little bit about John Doe. All right, so now we have our bullet points in, we're gonna format them. So we're gonna highlight all the text. We're gonna change the font size to 12 and then we're gonna change it to Poppins. Normal. You know, it's gonna widen this out a little bit, and we're gonna put it right under. Actually, I was going to go with bullet points. But now, looking at how this this whole set up looks a little bit wonky, we're actually gonna get rid of the bullet points. So we want to highlight all this text and then select a bullet point icon again. And now what we're gonna do to space these out a little bit more is after Social Media teams. We're gonna put a period, and we're gonna hit inner. We're gonna highlight all of this, and we're going to center, align it and we're shrink it back down a little bit, and they're gonna center it right under the photo. And we know it's center because of the red guidelines. And this is a little close the left hand side of the screens. We're gonna select all of it, and we're going to kick it over a little bit, so it has a little bit of breathing room. So there we go. We got our basic team member one in the CEO, John Doe. Now, what we want to do is we want to get this all formatted the way we want it. So then what we're gonna do is like we've done on our other slides were in a copy it and paste it, and we're gonna paste it again. And then we'll just swap the photos and the info. And that way we don't have to reform out every time we know by copying it and pasting it, it's the exact same. So the first bit of formatting that we want to do is we actually want to move this text box down a little bit and we're gonna add a line so it separates the name and the title from the text under it. So to do that, we're going to go toe our line to at the top. We're gonna come down here and we're gonna left click and then hold shift so it stays at a 90 degree angle and drag the line across so it covers roughly the width of the text box. And then we're just gonna center it in between the two blocs. A copy there. So we have a really basic line that separates the name and the title from the block of text . That is, you know, the experience of John Doe, the CEO. Next thing that we're gonna do to four mounted and is go up to shape and we're gonna select a square. And what we're gonna do is we're just gonna make a square that is the exact same size as the image. Great. And so that comes in over top of the image. But we're just gonna format it and then I'll show you how to move it to the back. So we want to come up here to border color and hit transparent and then background color, and we're gonna make it the same blue that we've used in the rest of the presentation. No. Next thing we want to do is now we have our shapes selected. We want to click the up arrow and then the right arrow and then we're gonna go to the back or go, Uh, sorry. Go up to arrange order. And we're gonna move it to the back by selecting center back. And it goes behind the photo and adds a little bit of depth to the photo. So we got one more piece of formatting that we're gonna add, and then we're gonna copy these over The last bit of formatting we want to add is a drop shadow on the image. So we're going to select the image we're in a right click. It were to come down to format options, and we're gonna click Drop shadow. And we're actually just going to go with the default drop shadow on this one. Just pretty basic and just adds a little bit of depth to that image. Great. Now we're ready to go. Actually, there's one more thing just looking at it. There's one more thing. So we're going to select our line. We're gonna come up here to line weight, and we're gonna select three pixels and they're gonna come over here to line color, and we're gonna select the same blue that we've used throughout the presentation. So I just adds a little bit of color to it and makes it, ah, little bit mawr clean, if you will, because it's on brand colors and just makes it pop a little bit more. So we're gonna select everything that we've created here. We're gonna hit control and then see and then control V and that pace over another image. And we're gonna use the red guidelines to make sure that we're in the middle and aligned. There's our second team member there were Hit Control V again and we're gonna drag cross our third team member. And we use the red lines to make sure that we're all lined up. There we go. There's our third team member. So now it's time to swap the images. So we're gonna select the image on the second team member were to right click. I want to go to replace image upload from computer, and we're gonna upload the CEO and just for example, sake she is going to be Jane Doe, and then we need upload or update her title to Cielo, and we're gonna replace the third image. So I'm going to select the image we're gonna right click on it. We're gonna come down to replace image upload from computer, and we're gonna upload the C. T. O's image. Now we go. And since we copy and pasted him over, I know we've covered this already, but since we've copy and pasted them over and then replace the images, we know that they're all the exact same size, which makes it really easy to create. Really. Ah, really clean and cohesive designs of ensuring that all your images of the same size So we're gonna change his name to Let's just say Jim Dough and he is the CTO. And so now we're just gonna update the copy that's under them, and then we'll make sure it all looks good from there. Great. So we have all of the team members copy uploaded, and I think for the most part, this slide looks really good. It looks really clean. There's a couple of things that were going to do just to bring it all together. So over here on the left hand side of the screen, we're gonna left click, and they were gonna drag a box across to select all the images and then all the blue backgrounds and we're actually just gonna hit Thea pair of one time and just move them up. After that, we're going to select just the person's name, and we're gonna come up here to the font size box and we're actually just gonna manually enter 16. And we're gonna repeat this process for all three Google slides. Doesn't have ah, default font 16 size. So we just have to do it manually. Great. And that just makes the names a little bit bigger, a little bit easier to read. And just to stay on theme a little bit more. We're actually just gonna change all the font color to blue again. Just makes it a little bit more cohesive and like we've talked about on the other slides. If you want him to read one thing, it's probably be the person's name. Ah, you know, it's It's quick. It's easy to get. We've got a CEO Seo in a CTO on a team. It's a little bit more of, ah, quick get than reading all of their experience and trying to remember all that. So I just want to call that out a little bit more. And so there's one more thing that we've done already on slide to that we're gonna repeat here on Slide four is we're gonna select the footer. We're gonna drag it up a little bit and we're gonna add a text box inside the footer. And we're just going to say, combined 15 years of social media experience. You were gonna highlight all that text. We're gonna change it to Poppins semi bold and we're change the font color to White, and then we're gonna align it to the center. And then we need to select our text box and make sure that it's perfectly aligned in the center. And there we go. So it's just a little call out that says, How many years of experience is team has We've got our, you know, our our three team members a little bit about them. And then a key call out that pretty much wraps are wraps up our team slide. It's It's a really basic slide to put together. But you don't want to overcomplicate slides like this. It's really easy on a team slide to add way too much information. You just want to keep it really high level and just keep it really simple. people. Even if somebody has a ton of accolades and a ton of achievements, nobody's going to remember that even if they read it. Um, reading and retention in these presentations is really low, so we just want to keep it really high level, really simple and really digestible for whatever audience is gonna be viewing this. 8. Creating a "Pricing" slide: Now that our team slide is all built and ready to move on, we're gonna go down to slide five and we're gonna create our pricing slide. So this is just gonna go over? Social status is basic entry level pricing. So we're just gonna change the title here, too. Our pricing. And we're gonna create our first box. So we're gonna go to shapes and we're gonna select a rectangle and over here in the top left We're just gonna make actually want these to be symmetrical. So we're gonna hold down shift, and that's gonna make us a perfect, perfect square. There we go. And they were to come up here to border color and we're gonna put transparent. And then we're gonna make this a, uh actually, we're gonna go with gray, make it a dark gray color. So now we have our first box in. We're gonna come up here to shape again, select rectangle, and then we're just going to actually, there's an easier way to do so I'm gonna hit delete. We're going to select the box that we already created. We're gonna hit control C and Control V, and then we're just gonna align this to sinner right there, and we're gonna drag it a little bit wider. And they were gonna change the color toe blue. And we need to hide the border color. Transparent. There were so so the reason it was easier to copy and paste the original one over and then edit it from there is so we can ensure that the width of the rectangle is the exact same is the width of the square. It's far easier to do that. Then try to zoom in and make it the same size. It's just quicker, Um, it'll save you step. So now we have this first portion done, so we're gonna in our price. So when you create a text box and enter into the gray box and we're just going to say $19 then hit inner and then month, we're just gonna highlight 19 were to come up here to font and do Poppins semi bold, and we're going to go to the bottom and we're going to select. Popping is normal, and for the month we're gonna shrink that down to 10. And for 19 we're gonna increase the font size to 18 and we're gonna select all of this and we're gonna change the font color, the white, and then we're going to align it in the center. And there were no we've got our first pricing package set up, and now we just want to add the couple of bullet points. That's about the package over here into the blue space. So we're gonna create a text box and drag it through the blue rectangle and would come over here to bullets and we're at our first bullet, and this is just going to say full platform access and monthly reports. And now we're just gonna select all of this text, and we're gonna change the font to Poppins normal. And then we're gonna change the font color to light. All right, now that we have the little bit of copy in there, we are going to highlight it all again, and we're gonna shrink it down a 12 point fun. Then we come upto line spacing, and we're gonna go with 1.5 something that we haven't covered yet is aligning it to the center. So we're gonna come up or ah, vertically aligning it vertically. So we're gonna highlight all the tax were to come up to the align Icahn and we're going to align it vertically in the middle and that just puts it square in the middle of the blue box. Great. So we have our first pricing section already to go. And now the easy way to do this to repeat the process, is to just copy and paste over to create our other pricing sections. So we want to highlight all of this hit control C and then Control V. It's gonna populate the exact same thing and we're just gonna drag it down to where the lines perfectly with the other one. Great. And so are Second plan is going to be $29 a month, and then we're gonna say monthly and weekly reports as an added bonus for the upgraded plan . So we There we go. We have our second pricing plan all set up, and we're just gonna repeat this process again. So we highlight all the text and we go control C Control V, and then we're gonna drag this down toe where it aligns with the other boxes that we've made. There we go. And this one we're gonna kick up the price to $49 a month, and we're gonna add 1/3 bullet that says 24 7 support. And keep in mind, this is just a fictitious company. And we're just kind of creating fictitious copy to go along with this. Obviously, there some things that Ah, you don't make a ton of sense as we're building these plans in the pricing model. But don't mind that if this is, you know, if you're creating something for your company, you know exactly what to add in there and exactly your pricing. So, actually, this this last one that we created looks a little bit off on the spacings. We're actually gonna highlight all of this again. Yeah, we're gonna move it up a little bit just to make sure it's perfectly aligned. There we go. I think that's better. Great. So now we have our pricing, and we just want to do one more thing to this slide to bring it all together, and that is we're gonna add an image over here on the right hand side. So that ad the image we just want to select image upload from computer and then we're just gonna navigate to the folder that we have our image under and for this one. Since we're talking about pricing, we wanna put in something that shows them a little bit of the value that they're getting in return. So we're bringing in an image with a laptop in some graphics. But as you can see this image just far too wide to put into the screens, we're just gonna double click on it in crop it by selecting the black handles and dragging them across, and we're gonna crop it from right side as well. And then we're just gonna push it up. So it's a little bit in the header and then we're gonna drag it down so it's a little bit in the footer the area. So now the images in we have a cropped, it's ready to go, but it's in front of our header and in front of our footer. So we just want to move that to the back. So we're gonna select the image, go arrange order, send to the back and there we go. It is now behind the header and behind the footer, and we have our pricing on the left hand side. I would say this slide is ready to go. There is if you want toe, make this slide a little bit a little bit. Ah Mawr three D looking or come off the screen a little bit more. There is one thing that we can dio, and that is, if you select think we're going to zoom in for this one. If you select all of the rectangles and hold control while you do it. No, not there. We go and then right click and come down to format options and select drop shadow. You can add a drop shadow and just makes the rectangles come off the screen a little bit more. Let's zoom out here so we see it. It just makes those rectangles come off the screen a little bit. Mawr makes him look a little bit more three D and a little bit more live. But all in all, I think this is a really clean slide. It's really simple, but again, if this is your company, you can add in a little bit more detail around what the pricing packages include, and maybe add a little bit. Ah, in an image of your actual product or actual service that you're selling 9. Showing off your clients: with our pricing slide all wrapped up. Now we're ready to dive into our next side. So we're gonna head down here to slide six, and this is gonna be our clients slide. So what we're gonna do here's something really, really simple, but we're just gonna keep it clean and really organized and tryto make it really professional. So the our client side is really just it's used for validation. So you want to show your perspective, client or your perspective, investor that you have clients? Here's their logo. So if you have clients like Amazon or Google or big companies is a great place to put him. But even if you don't, this is still a great place to show off all the different companies you work with. And like I said, we're just gonna keep this slide really simple. So it's gonna pop in here to our title, and we're gonna change it to our our clients. And then we're just gonna upload a bunch of client logos. So what you want to do in preparation for creating this slide is go ahead and find all of your client logos both in your your own files or just off the Internet and save them to a folder. And that way you can go to image upload from computer, and you already have all your client logos stored in the folder ready to upload. So this is just a bunch of client logos that that I randomly found on the Internet. Um, just to use for this fictitious company. So we want to pretend that a line a are aligned pr. Excuse me, is a really big company like an Amazon or Walmart. And so we want to make that primary in this. Slides were in open that first. There we go. And since this image has a lot of white space around it, we want to just go ahead and crop that right off the bat here, we're going to crop it down. There's no perfect science to this. We're just trying to eliminate some of the white space that's involved. There we go. We're gonna shrink it down. So it's a little less dominant, and we're gonna put it right here. And next thing we're gonna do is we're gonna take our line tool goto where? Roughly the center of the pages. And we're just gonna left, select hold down shift and drag it down. So there's a little bit of space at the top in a little bit of space at the bottom, and they're gonna come up to line color, and we're gonna make this a really light grey. In that way, it's a really subtle You can see the light gray just really hard to see. But it's just a subtle separator between this ah line PR logo and the rest of logos that we're gonna add over here to the right. So we're just gonna go ahead and drop in the rest of our client logos over here on the right hand side of the screen. And again, we're just gonna keep this really simple. There's no perfect science to this. Just make sure that when you drop in your logos that you're just kind of putting them at roughly the same size and roughly the same kind of spacing, and that you don't have one logo that's significant light significantly larger than the other ones. Um, but again, there's no there's no perfect science to it. Great. So now that we have all of our our client logos in here ah, and are aligned PR primary logo off to the left. Just a couple things I want to touch on before, before we move on is this. Sometimes there's a tendency to add every client that you've ever worked with into this line, and that's not always necessary there certain certain situations, like an investment situation where more is definitely better. But if you're just showing another client or if this is an internal presentation or something, you don't need to go crazy overboard. Sometimes. Ah, less is more in these situations and you want people to really hone in on your key clients and not just every single logo that you could possibly find. So now what we're gonna do here under a line PR is we're just gonna put a couple of bullet points That just kind of documents our our working relationship with the company. Since they're a big company, we want to show off what we've done for them, how we've worked with them, how long we've worked with them, etcetera. So we're just gonna add a text box and then at a bullet point, and we're just going to say, um ah, we're just going to say worked with a lying for 10 plus years, and we're just gonna put in some other boilerplate copy here. All right, Now that we have some boilerplate copying here, we're just gonna format it. So we're gonna highlight it all, and we're gonna come up here to Poppins, and we're gonna go pop. It is normal. Then we're gonna come to, ah, line spacing. And we're gonna make this 1.5 that where the bullet points are just a little bit more spaced out. And we're actually gonna make this text box a little wider so hopefully we can get everything on one line. There we go. So there we have it. There's our client slide again into really So our ah, really simple, really focused. We want to talk about a line PR because they're our biggest client and we want to let people know what we've done for them and how satisfied they've been with our service and then on the right side of the screen. We just want to throw in a couple more logos of our key clientele. Just let whoever's feeling this know that we do have other clients, and we're very proud of those other clients. But again, this is just a really simple side where in most cases, less is more, so don't overdo it. 10. Creating a simple "Testimonial" slide : our client side is ready to rock. And now we're gonna move on to our testimonial slide, which is going to come immediately following the client side in that way in this presentation, Weaken, Say, here's our clients. And then immediately after that Ah, the viewer of this presentation is going to see C A testimonial from one of the clients kind of bringing that story full circle. That's what we're going to do is actually a little bit of a cheat to save yourself some time. We're gonna come up to slide one and we're gonna hit. We're gonna right click on that. We're gonna hit duplicate slide, and I don't create an exact replica of slide one as slide to. Then we're gonna left click and hold it down, and we're gonna drag it down to right after the our client slide that we just created. Great. So now we have this slide that looks exactly like are tied to slide in and we can select the logo, delete that we select the line delete that means like the slogan and weaken Delete that San . We're just left with this this blue image overlay slide. Ah, that we can work with, but we want to make the image a little bit different selection. What we're gonna do is select the image, and then we're gonna right click on it. We're in a click, replace upload from computer, and we're gonna navigate to our images and we're gonna pick. We're gonna pick this image here, and it's just gonna replace it, and it will come in over top of that blue color. So what we need to do is we need to, right click on it, and we're to come down here to format options and then we're gonna go to adjustments. And we're just the transparency so that that blue shines through again just like it did on the title slide. There we go. So now what we're gonna do, since this is a testimonial sides where this is gonna be a really text heavy slide. So we want to create a text box and we just want to drag it across the image like so. And we're just gonna put some placeholder copy in ah, social status. So now we have our or testimonial copy in here, so we want to select it all. We're gonna kick it up to size 18. Fun actually gonna go bigger that we're actually gonna jump all the way up to 30 and then we're gonna change it to Poppins, semi bold, and we're gonna move it back down to 24. There we go. We also want to center align this and they're gonna change the font color, toe white. And then we're gonna change the line Spacing toe 1.15 and we want to shrink the text box a little bit. And we drag this down toe near the center of the screen. And there we go. So we have our testimonial text in and we have the blue background with an image. Eso The text stands off of the image a bit since that blue so dark And there's just one more thing we want to do just toe make it look a little bit better. I mean, this is just my own personal preference. There's a couple of different things you can do to make this look a little bit more complete is you can take a line left click and drag it across while holding shift. So it's about the length of your text box and you can change that toe white. So you have a line, a line at the top, and then if you control C control V and then move this line to the bottom, then you kind of have ah, little bit more of a complete, complete image there. It just helps focus the the eyes to where the text is. Something else that you can do if we delete both of these lines is you come create a line and we're just gonna make a little small line under the testimonial text. We're gonna go to line or, ah, you outline weight, we're gonna click four, and then we're gonna do white. And that just puts again a little bit more emphasis on the text above the line and lets the eyes know that this is the start. This is the end and just kind of brings it full circle. All in all, the testimonial slide is a really simple slide. It has one objective and one objective only, and that is to portray the quality of the service or the product that you're offering to whomever's viewing the presentation. So a couple of keys on that with this slide. You don't want to junk this slide up with logo or a really complex image in the background . You just want to keep it really, really simple and really clean. And that way the audience, his eyes are drawn to the text and they can read it and they can digest it and then say, OK, this company does good work this pump this Ah, this person who wrote the testimonial says they did good work, Um, and just keeps it keeps it really clean and really focused. If you do have in this example, since we just made this testimonial up, we don't have a person that wrote it. So we can actually, if you do have a person that wrote it, you can simply just add another text box under the line and put Ah, just say, since we're on the John Doe train was going a John Doe founder Company X, and we conform at that so we can change the font color. The white were and change it to Poppins Normal. We're gonna center it, and there we go and we can move this center. But there we go. If you have somebody that actually wrote a testimonial for you. Um, you can put it in just like that. It doesn't take anything away from the slide. Typically, I I don't put the person's last name in my In my testimonials. I typically just put, ah, the first name and then their position and what company their positions at. But there you have it. There's our testimonial slide again. Keep it simple. Less is mawr, and that will help you get your point across and your company's value across much, much more effectively than if you put a bunch of stuff on a slide like this. 11. Creating the next steps for your company: with our testimonial slide all wrapped up, we're ready to move on to slide eight, which we're gonna make our next step slide. So this is the goal of this slide is to let people people know of what the actual steps are for engaging with with the company. So we're actually going to use a Google graphic for this, and we're gonna put some text into that and again, like most of this presentation, we're just gonna keep it really simple and really high level. And this slide is one of those slides where, depending on the context Ah, you may want it and you may you may not need it, but if you're talking to a potential client, you're gonna want it. But, for example, if you're talking to an investor, you're not gonna need it, because the next steps are pretty much up to up to the investor in the first place since there with one cutting the checks. So it's something I want to cover. But again, it's not necessary for every presentation that you're gonna create First things first, we're gonna edit our title, and we're gonna put next steps. There we go, and they were to come up here to insert, and we're gonna go with diagram. And this is some preloaded diagrams that Google has already in Ah, in their software and the really easy to use and really easy to implement. And we're gonna come down here to the process one, and we're actually going to select our color blue, which is just gonna like Google, know what color we want to start with. And we're just going to select this 2nd 1 here with the arrows and we just want three steps . You can adjust that here at the top. Some of them have limitations that air different. Some allowed two or three or four or five or six. This one just allows 345 But we want threes going to select. Not And they would come down here to the second diagram and were to select that one, and it just drops it right on into your presentation. It's really easy to use, So now that we have that, we don't need this. Sidebars weaken. Select up. And we have this into our presentation and we're actually just gonna move it down a little bit. Great. So we're gonna edit this first section here. We're just gonna put keep it simple. Um, step number one. And we're gonna select this, and we'll change it from Roboto, which is the default font. And we're gonna do ah, poppin semi bold. Just remain on brand with everything else that we've done. We're gonna change the 2nd 1 here to step number two, and we're going to repeat the process. We're gonna change that to Poppins. Semi bold. And the 3rd 1 we're just going to the same thing. Step number three and we're in a double click on that. And we're gonna go Poppins semi bold again. And there we go. We have our headers here for our next steps. And then we just need to highlight all of this text, and we're gonna change that. Poppins normal. Highlight all the second body of text there. Change that. Poppins. Normal. Third, do the same thing. Poppins. Normal. There we go. So we can just select all of this, back it out in step one, and then we can just add copy for all different Earl. Three of these different steps. So there we go. We've got all of our text put in for our different steps. And then over off here, toe left off off of the slide, we wanna left, select left, click, and then drag a box across. Then we're just gonna scoot this down a bit. So we add a little bit of spacing near the top of the screen, and there we go, and we're actually gonna add a little one lighter in here. Toe help Break this up. One But two is just kind of a key Call out to whomever is looking at this just to let him know what our company is about. And so we're just gonna put our team, does the leg work So you're team doesn't have to. So again, we're just gonna keep it simple. Just a key call out. Kind of a one liner marketing, marketing copy. We're gonna select Poppins normal, and we're actually gonna change the font color to the blue that we've been using. And we're gonna center align that And where is gonna move this kind of to the center In between the header and our graphic. So again, just a key call out to let whoever whoever is reading this know kind of what our companies about in some of the morals that we stand on. Um, and it's kind of ah, piece of selling copy, copy or marketing copy that can help move your prospect into the next step. So again, this this slide is not something that you're going to need in every presentation that you create. Ah, but it is handy to know how to use it in a situation where you need it. Ah, these ghoul diagrams that we covered in this are really simple to use. Ah, it does all the design work for you and all. You have to do its format it to remain on brand, which is the easy part, and it saves you a bunch of time as well. So I highly recommend using knows wherever there applicable and wherever they can add value to your presentation. However, there's one caveat to that. We we don't want to use these diagrams and every single slide. We want to mix it up a little bit. Um, like, you know, here we have our clients slide with a bunch of logos. There's no got diagram, our testimonial slide that's a little bit different. And then our next step slide that has a diagram in it and a real key key key toe. Keeping it different is if you make every slide look the same than the viewer thinks of it as repetition, and so they engage less and less and less as the presentation goes on. But if you make him work for the content that's in the slide on every slide by making them unique and a little bit different, they tend to engage more with your content and thus retain more knowledge. And, you know, at the end of the day there were no more about your company, and that's just ah, really simple, simple thing to do. But it keeps it, keeps the viewers on their toes and, ah, really engaged with your presentation. So that's the next step slide. We're gonna move on in this presentation but wanted to cover that. If it's something that you're going to need for a presentation deck moving forward 12. Wrapping up the design: so last slide that we're gonna create in this presentation before we dive into a couple of specifics on touch up and animations and a little bit of bonus content is our ending and kind of think you slide and we're just gonna keep this really simple and do pretty much exactly what we did for the testimonial slide. So we're gonna come up here to slide one we're in, right click on it, and we're gonna duplicate it, and then we're gonna drag it down to the very end. And there we go. So now our slide nine looks exactly like our title slide. Um, which is which is what we're looking for here and now We're just gonna edit it, Teoh, put what we want in it and kind of wrap up this presentation. You know, like we've talked about a lot over and over again, but it's something I can't emphasize enough in a lot of presentations. It's really easy to go overboard with too many images, too much content, too many bullet points. So just like just like the rest of this presentation, we want to keep this slide simple, easy to digest and just give them only the key information. So here we're just gonna put ah, you know, John Doe hit space three times and was gonna put John, it's social status dot com and then we're gonna take the logo and we're gonna shrink it a little bit if it'll let me here. They're Rio shrinking a little bit and were to move it to the top center here. And then we're just gonna add a text box right under the logo, and that's just going to say thank you. And that's just letting Really the main objective of adding thank you text in is just to let people know that the presentations over, um, that there's nothing else that they need to see. Also, if you're presenting in front of a crowd or a board meeting or something like that, it's a good place where you can land and and let people know that you're ready to take questions or that you don't just generally, that the presentations wrapped up and it's, you know, about over. So now that we have that, we formatted a little bit and we drag it down so the spacing is nice and even drop the logo in there and there were. So we have our contact information. We have our thank you we ever logo, and it looks a lot like the title slide, which is exactly what we want. Really cohesive. A lot of times, nobody really remembers what it means. You used for your title slide and what image you used for your ending slide. So there's no no real point in taking the time to swap all of those out just because it's just not necessary, Um, in some place that you can save Ah, a lot of time in creating this. But there you have it. It's really simple, really easy and again less is mawr. No need to over complicate this. Um, if you have multiple people on your team like if you're presenting, say to people really easy thing to do is just under Under this this first contact person you can just add a 2nd 1 Jane Doe Three spaces Jane at social status dot com. And then you can take this, highlight all the text, come up here, line spacing and do like 1.5. For example, Um, if you have 1/3 1 you can just add the 3rd 3rd individual there as well, but again, just keeping it really simple. And there's are based presentation all wrapped up. As I mentioned at the beginning of this section, we have a couple other pieces that we're gonna be covering. We're gonna do a couple of touch ups after you know is kind of a final review of the presentation. We're gonna go over some bonus content, Ah, animations and some other cool features in Google slides. So stay tuned, and we're just going to dive right on into that. 13. Touching up your presentation: now that we have our presentation mostly wrapped up the next step, the next action item for us is to go back through the presentation and ensure that everything is aligned properly, that there's no spelling and grammatical errors, making sure that all the images look good. And then just doing a couple other high level task of just making sure everything is exactly how we want it from a design standpoint before we produce this thing and go show whoever it is the audiences. So in the first slide here, everything looks good and we don't need to go through all of this and do a major spellcheck . But you know, typically would. I do is I look at the title side and just kind of read through it. Make sure the image is the one. I want to go to the second slide, do the exact same thing. Um, and actually, I'm noticing something here that we want to change. So actually, just add a little bit more depth to this presentation as a whole, we're going to add a drop shadow to the header. So if you select the header right click on it and go to format options, format options. There we go and select drop shadow. We're just gonna have a really, really, really faint drop shadow to the header and it makes it just come off the page a little bit better. You can see a little bit of ah ah, darker line under under the header all the way across That's what we're looking for And again, it just adds that little bit of three d view to it. And so we're just going to do that with all of our headers. We can select the header format options, drop shadow, drop shadow and we'll just go through our entire presentation and had these drop shadows in using a drop shadow on pretty much anything is a great way to give it a little bit more of a three D more realistic view. I love using drop shadows. I use them all the time. There are a great tool to really take your presentation from like a really flat two D Look to a really nice clean three d look. So now we have our drop shadow added in to all of our slides were is gonna continue on here and look through the rest of our content. Here we have the three icons that we want. The three headers. We've got the text that we want on the team slide again. We have the text we want. We have the titles, the a little bit about each individual team and the images all looks here there. Pricing slide looks real good. Really clean, really smooth. Same with our clients. Slide safeguard, testimonial, slide and our next step slide and are ending slide. So, as you can see, this is a really simple process. But it's something I always make a make a point of noting that it's really worth taking the time to review your presentation once or even twice, just to make sure that you didn't actually misspell something or, you know, make a really, really small error that could be a big error. When you're presenting it to someone, it's also ah, good, good idea to run this by, ah, third party that has not seen the presentation yet and say, you know, hey, so and so would you, you know, would you mind reviewing my presentation? Just make sure that there's no spelling or grammatical errors. Makes a huge difference because once you stare at something like this long enough, there's a lot of Ah, lot of errors and a lot of things that you wouldn't notice just because you're so used to seeing it all the time. So again, this is just our review, Um, in slight adjustment section here again, I just make a point of noting this because it's really important, especially when you're presenting it to a crowd of people or board of advisors or even people within your company. You don't want to make those those silly little errors that can easily be prevented. 14. Using animations: the next Google Slides feature that we're going to cover is animations. So a lot of people use this to get the attention of their audience or to engage their audience. It's not something that I personally use a lot, but it's something I wanted to go over, as it's been a staple in Microsoft Microsoft Power Point for years. And it's something that Google slides is built into their platform as well. So we want to go to insert animation and they were going to say Slide. So we're gonna create an animation for this entire slide and then we're just gonna say fade and well, yeah, we'll leave the speediest it fast and we're actually just gonna apply this to all slides. And if we come over here and hit play, we're gonna be able to see this when we scroll from slide to slide is just going to fade. Actually, we probably just need to go to present to see this. There we go. There we go so you can see the fade feature when we go to present and said something easy you can do. You can also make an animation for a specific specific element inside your presentation, so you go down to insert animation you can select. Let's just say this logo, for example, at animation, we want to fade it in, and we're going to say after a click, and once we clicked, the logo slides in. So again, this is something you can add or you can choose not to, um, some presentation. Some presentations, have a lot of animation, some don't. You know, it just depends on really who you're presenting it to, what the goal is and really your style. You know, if your pitching a marketing agency that the brand has a lot of attitude, you know, likes to do likes to march to the beat of a different drummer. Ah, you know, animations may not be a bad thing, but if you're presenting to a corporate board room full of C suite executives, animations, air, probably something you could leave off. But again, it's something I wanted to cover. And it's a really simple ghouls, really dumbed down the Microsoft Power Point feature to make it really easy to use and really intuitive. But again, it's something I just wanted to cover. So we are going to move on to the next section here 15. Bonus content: so the piece of bonus content that I've been mentioning throughout this course is a free Google Slides template that you can download and make any edits you want to it. It's really similar to the one that we built in this in this course, but it's yours. You can download it. You can add your own brand colors and and do with it what you want. So this presentation, this free template has a title side, much like what we created in the full course, the black dog designed logo. Here, you can simply select and replace it like what we went over and add your own color in. You can replace the background image here, so it's not a brick wall. You can add your company's slogan in, Ah, slide to hear you can you can make it you're your own. Put in your key. Call out at a couple about about your company bullets, and then you can replace this photo to, if you would like seem with a slide. Three. Add your own and your own title in and around body in. You can go with ease. Same icons if you like, or you can rearrange them. You can also go to noun project dot com and download whatever icons you think fit. You're what we do. Slide best now Project is a great resource for getting free. Icahn's I use it all the time. Another website is flat icons dot com is another great resource for getting icons. Also, something to mention if you're looking for free stock imagery, if you just Google search free stock photos, there's a number of maybe 678 different websites that that list free stock imagery. You can hop on there and download and search and find the images that best fit your brand for free. And then you can save them to your computer and upload them into your presentation to use. There's so many free resource is online that paying four images on shutter stocker Shutterfly is great if you're after a really specific image. But if you're after something generic like a Facebook icon or a mountain scene or something like that, there's tons of free resource is online that are super super helpful and again they're free and free 99 is awesome. Smooth it on a slide floor. You can swap out your your team photos. You can add a new additional one if you want. If you want to just add in addition one. All you have to do is select all these things. Control C Control V and then you can rearrange these and four Madam, as you want, Um, you condone Replace the images from your computer so you just select him. Right Click. Replace image upload from computer addle your team's name, their title a little bit about us. Remember, what we talked about during the course is to keep this slide really, really simple. Don't add too much background information on specific people. Just take it. Take it really light and simple. The our pricing slide is ready for you to put in whatever, whatever pricing and plans that you want. Just add the plan info here in this box, and you can update the pricing here. Also, if it's if you don't do pricing by the month or you do custom pricing, you can certainly add that into this white space here. Like, for example, if you're selling a tangible good like a can of Coke, for example. Ah, you can just simply select all of these delete them, and then you can add in your price. And then what? What is included in the price Just right in there, the our clients slide. What I would recommend doing is selecting all these different logos, deleting them out and then adding your own logos in and same with left side over here with where the Align PR logo is. Just simply select him all. Delete a mountain and add your your company's logos in testimonial slide. You can simply just wherever you have a client testimonial. Currently, you can just copy and paste that right in here and when you paste it, make sure that you when you right click paced without formatting, will drop the will. Drop the text in with this same formatting that we already have it in here so that we don't have to reformat it. Another tip that I found throughout my time freelancing and working with a bunch of different companies is most people. I think it's kind of intimidating myself included things it's kind of intimidating to ask clients for testimonials or reviews or what have you but saris? You do good work, and the clients are satisfied with what you've delivered nine times out of 10 they're more than happy to write you a review or a testimonial. So if you don't have a testimonial for your company yet, feel free to reach out to one of your one of your key clients and just ask him. I know it could be really intimidating. I've fallen into that category many, many times before, but most people are more than open to doing it, and it will help you out in the long run for slide number eight. Our next step slides. As I explained during the course, this is, Ah, slide. You may not need all the time, you know. For example, if you're if you're pitching, your board of directors really don't need next step slide. But if you're pitching a client or potential client on your company, this is a great slide toe have in and just letting them know how. How best to engage with your company or your brand. And then, finally, the thank you slide. You can just add your contact info in here. Swap the images swath logo and you're you're good to go. So again, this is the free piece of bonus content that comes along with this full guide to Google slides. It's really easy to navigate. I've tried to make it as much of a template as possible, but if you have any issues or you want to know how to do something, feel free to reach out with any questions or comments or just reach out and let me know how I can, how we can make these, Ah, these templates easier to use for you guys in the future. 16. Sharing, commenting and exporting: So now that we have our presentation all wrapped up and we've reviewed it and we've touched it up, we've built out all the slides. Now it's it's time to export and share your presentation. And Google slides has made this extremely simple, which is great. It's easy to share with your team and share with prospects. Would I typically do if it let's just pretend this presentation is going to be sent to, ah, process? A perspective client is. I would go to file download as, and there's a bunch of different options here. But pdf is the best. That way you can send the prospects something that's not edible, but they can view it really easy inside Gmail or outlook. You can also download it as a power point. If, for whatever reason you want to send it to someone and they refuse to use Google sides, that's ah, good way to do that. You can also download these is one JPEG image or PNG image or scalable vector or whatever you would like. But download as Pdf is definitely what I use the most, Um, and once you select that, it just downloads onto your computer and you can go find it and attach it to e mails that you're sending out now. If you want to share it with a team member, there's there's really two ways to do that. The first way is to share it, appear in the top right corner, and then you can just enter in an email address of someone that you would like to share it with. Also, something that you can do is come up to this terrible link option and select it, and I will give you a link that you can copy. So instead of sending so if you do the other way, if you enter their email address and clicks done, um, it would send them and inviting, say, Jason Trouble. It is inviting John Doe to view this presentation. You can also, just like if you use slack or, um, you know, some sort of instant messenger within your company. You can get this this link and copy and paste it into whatever messenger you're using or whatever email. Um, and right here this drop down allows you to set permissions of what people conduce so say you wanted to send it to a sales manager, but you didn't want the sales manager to be able to edit it. But but you didn't want to hear from him. You could say This person can comment on it. This person can edit it, or just this person convey you it in general. So if you're sharing it with a prospect, go with can view sharing it internally, comment or edit. There's a couple other options that they give you hear. If you click MAWR, you can say anyone public on the Web can view it. Anyone with Lincoln view it. Anyone in a specific email account can view it. Anyone in a specific email account with the Lincoln view it and then off. And then you can select your options here, and that just gives you a little bit more of a dynamic ability when you're sharing your presentation. Ah, the second way that you can share your presentation is through comments so you can add a comment and then you can tag someone in the comment s. So if you just use the at symbol, you contact someone in the comments, and they will receive an email and said that, says Jason Trouble and Tag you in a comment in this presentation, that person can then open the presentation and respond your comment. So if I wanted to, you know, say, Hey, John Doe, what do you think of this title slide? Would simply tag John Doe in my comment and right the question. What do you think of this title slide? And that way John Doe can log in, open the presentation and let me know his feedback comments and sharing air Really simple and Google slides and really slick. If you're working on a presentation and collaborating with a team, this is a no brainer. And the key reason that I use Google slides over any other presentation software is the ability to get comments, get feedback and the ease of use in sharing, sharing the presentation. 17. Presenting: Now what we want to cover is how to present your presentation to a group of people. So let's just imagine that this presentation is already to go and you're in a big sales meeting and you're ready to present this presentation. One of the key features in presenting the Google slides offers is this Speaker notes section down here at the bottom. So here we can add in some copy that's going to give us notes on on what we want to speak about while we're giving the presentation. And that's something we'll go over here in a second, but for right now, we're just gonna put in some placeholder text so we can we can see how this works. So now we have some placeholder copy in here I can't spell today, So a couple spelling errors, but that doesn't really hinder this. Hinder us here. So now that we have this already to go, we're gonna come up here to present, and this is just gonna open up our our presentation. So now that we hit present, we have a full full screen view of our presentation. And if you're using a projector or in a TV screen or something. Obviously you can change your desktop settings to how this is gonna view. But just for examples sake, we're gonna pretend that we're just presenting on a laptop to a group of people. So now we have it up full screen and we're ready to present. You can just use the down arrows to cycle through all your different slides. And you can see the animation that we put in to the slides so you can just use the arrows toe as you progress through your presentation. Also, we added in some speaker notes. So down here along the bottom, we want to go to notes. And then that's gonna show our speaker notes section Ah, that we added into to slide one. Now again, if you're using a projector or something, the full screen version you can use the settings to be on the projector and then down here are on the second screen. You can have your notes open so that you don't forget about what you're talking about or forget about any key points that you wanted to cover. Also really handy Here is this clock. Um, it allows you to see what time you are if you're pitching to, you know, some sort of contest or something, some sort of pitch contest. A lot of times they have time limits. So you have your time there. In this way, it keeps you from rambling on. You can also see what slides air coming up next so you can kind of prepare mentally as you're scrolling through your presentation. So there you have it. There's presenting your Google slides presentation. 18. Wrapping it all up: So there you have it that wraps up this course on a full guy to Google Slides. I hope you've enjoyed this course again. I can't stress this enough. If you have any questions or comments or wanted, know anything further, feel free to reach out to me. I'm always available. Happy to answer any questions. If you've enjoyed this course, feel free to leave a review or let your friends know about it. There's been a fun course for me to teach. I have been pumped to pass along the hundreds and hundreds of hours of Google slides experience on you guys in a really short in digestible course again. If you have any questions, let me know. Happy dance room. Thanks for tuning in and have a great rest of your day.