Broadcasting - Present Online
As a presenter you deal with all sorts of contingencies and surprises. Here's a common one—you're about to start your presentation when you're informed that some audience members are joining remotely on the phone.
With SlideShark's new Broadcasting feature, you can include this audience and get back on track quickly by using the app to show your slides over the Web to remote attendees. When they join your meeting—from any device—they'll see your slides, animation and navigation in real time, and can follow along. Attendees in the room can even do the same to better engage them too!
Overview - Show PowerPoint Online from your iPad
Broadcasting lets you present your slides from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to remote and in-person attendees via a Web link. Every registered SlideShark user has a unique Broadcast URL (slideshark.com/meet/username), and you can set a specific security code for each meeting to control access.
Because your slides can be seen over the Web, your attendees can join your meeting from any Internet-connected device: smartphones, PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets.
How it works
Simply tap on the Broadcasting icon and enter your meeting information:
- Meeting Name – Assigning a unique name to each meeting will come in handy when you review attendee and usage reports.
- Security Code – Adding an optional security code prevents eavesdroppers.
- Welcome Note – This is great place to include dial-in information.
Invite your guests by tapping the envelope icon on the meeting screen and a pre-filled email will pop up (it will automatically include your personal URL). The email will be sent using your device's native email client so you can pull from existing contacts and distribution lists.
Since your personal URL never changes (unless you change your username), you can distribute it in advance of the meeting. If you ever choose to change your username (in the app under Settings or from within your web account), this change will automatically be reflected with an updated Broadcast URL. There's also a Join a Broadcast button on the SlideShark.com home page too that people can use to join your meeting.
When your guests arrive, they'll fill out a guestbook with their name, email address and security code (if required). These details will appear in your Broadcasting activity report sent to you after the meeting.
When you're ready to broadcast, tap Start Broadcasting, and your attendees will be able to see any presentation you play. The attendees can follow along with your live broadcast—on any device—but they'll only see your slides, not your catalog, notes, slide thumbnails, or any other part of the SlideShark app. You'll be alerted of their entrance and exit. And you'll see the attendee count adjacent to the broadcast icon on the nav bar.
End the meeting by tapping Stop Broadcasting. Your attendees will no longer be able to see your presentation. After the meeting concludes, check your inbox for the broadcast activity email. This report details all of the content you've presented, the length of time and order of the slides shown, and a list of the remote attendees. This is a perfect reminder of what slides were most discussed to use for future follow up.
Availability - Broadcasting Slides Over the Web
The SlideShark Broadcasting feature is a premium feature available in SlideShark PRO and SlideShark Team Edition.