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What is presenter view in Microsoft Teams?


Microsoft Teams has become the go-to platform for remote collaboration and virtual meetings. Microsoft Teams can help presenters to deliver impactful presentations.

Presenter View stands out as a valuable tool in Microsoft Teams, that enhances the presenter’s experience and helps deliver a polished and professional presentation.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the powerful capabilities of Presenter View in Microsoft Teams and how it can elevate your presentation skills.

What can presenter view in Microsoft Teams do for me?

Presenter View is a feature within Microsoft Teams that provides presenters with a comprehensive set of tools and insights to effectively manage and deliver presentations.

Viewers will see the slideshow in full-screen mode and presenters can access an enhanced interface that offers a range of valuable features designed to improve engagement, organisation, and overall presentation flow.

Let’s have a look at some of these tools and insights that Presenter View offers…

Engage with you audience with confidence

Presenter View equips you with the tools necessary to engage your audience with confidence. As a presenter, you have access to slide thumbnails, speaker notes, and a timer, all visible only to you.

This setup allows you to stay on track by following your script or notes. This means you’ll no longer need to worry about losing your place or fumbling through slides, enabling you to focus on delivering a captivating presentation.

Annotations and markups

Another powerful aspect of Presenter View is the ability to annotate and markup slides in real time.

You can highlight important points, draw attention to specific areas, or emphasise key elements using the built-in pen and highlighter tools.

These annotations are visible to both you and the audience, making it an effective way to guide attention and facilitate understanding. This helps to make presentations more interactive and engaging for your viewers.

Screen and application sharing

Presenter View also allows you to seamlessly switch between screen sharing and application sharing modes.

This flexibility enables you to demonstrate software applications, showcase web content, or share specific documents without disrupting the flow of your presentation.

The ability to switch between screens and applications effortlessly ensures a smooth and uninterrupted delivery, providing a professional and polished experience for your audience.

Private view for presentations

In addition to the live presentation, Presenter View offers a private view mode that enables you to preview and rehearse your presentation in advance.

This mode allows you to make last-minute adjustments, practice timing, and ensure the content is exactly how you want it to be.

By rehearsing your presentation privately, you can fine-tune your delivery and eliminate any potential issues, ultimately boosting your confidence when presenting to a live audience.

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