Managing a project involves presenting ideas, updates, and details to others, such as clients or coworkers. In this activity, you will create a presentation in Google Slides that gives a progress report to an audience.
An effective presentation can: Convince people to approve the next phase of your project Get you additional funding Or display your progress and high-quality work, so people consider you for future projects or promotions.
Presentation slides also provide a visual aid for both you and your audience.
Slides are especially helpful if you are nervous about talking in front of a group or you have a lot of complex information to communicate.
You can design and organize presentations in different ways to match the information you want to convey to your audience.
In this activity, you will build a project progress report in Google Slides.
Google Slides organizes information into individual slides that can be used to present information clearly and effectively.
Using Google Slides to create your project management presentation means you can easily share it with others, collaborate with your team, and even publish your presentation to a company website.
The presentations you create in Google Slides are stored securely on the internet in Google Drive.
To start, open a new tab in your browser and go to google.com.
Then, open Google Drive.
Google Drive stores the files you create, as well as files that are shared with you.
These files are not stored on your computer.
They are stored online, but only you and the people you allow can view your files.
For this activity, you will use a template in Google Slides.
Open Google Slides and the “template gallery.”
Select the “status report” template.
The template contains placeholder text.
You will replace this text with your own.
It also includes titles and subheadings, which you can change to fit your project.
Name your presentation, so you can easily find it in Drive.
Your slides will be saved in Google Drive under the file name.
Your file automatically saves and updates as you make changes to it, so there is no need to save your work.
If you didn’t create a folder for your project management files, make one now.
Then, move your project management files into the folder.
If you share the folder with others, they will be able to see and access the files stored there.
Now, it’s Your Turn: Create a new slide presentation using the template “Status Report.”
Name your presentation.
Add the presentation to your project management files folder in Drive, or create a new one.