How to live broadcast Powerpoint Slide show

Many a times when you have your clients or friends who are located in different geographical areas it becomes a roadblock for you to communicate with them together. Sticking to the topic if have a slide show and you want to present it to them either you need a an enterprise solution or stuff like live chatting which when opted for a good solution often turns out to be costly. Small Business groups fall in this area.

Microsoft Power point 2010 comes with an in built solution which allows you to broadcast your slide show on the web without your clients to have Office installed on their pc and nor you need to pay anything extra, all you need is a Live Id and it works like a charm.

Where to find the broadcast feature :

Slideshow broadcast menu

Slideshow broadcast menu

By just clicking on the Broadcast Slideshow, the wizard will guide you to use the live id and give you a link which you can share it with your friends to see the slideshow together. However if you have any other solution you can always add another service.

Slideshow broadcast wizard

Slideshow broadcast wizard

Broadcasting using the live user id

Broadcasting using the live user id

Add more service to Broadcast

Add more service to Broadcast

What happens is your slideshow is uploaded on Microsoft site and is made ready for broadcast which can be seen on any  web browser and it is totally in your control on when you need to start or stop the slide show.

Powerpoint broadcast features

Powerpoint broadcast features

The Wizard allows you to send a link or directly email from here itself. You can also have presenter view open for yourself which will help you read the key points as you explain things to people. This is how it looks when the end user views connected and when you end the broadcast.

Testing Broadcast

Testing Broadcast

What happens when you end broadcast

What happens when you end broadcast

Slide show broadcasting is an excellent feature which you can use to get through your slide show on the air and effectively to a small community or group of friends. However there could be limitation on numbers which we haven’t tested here.  So go ahead and use it. Happy Broadcasting.


About Ashish Mohta

A Professional Tech blogger, Editor and Writer who talks about solving day to day problems of people who use computer. His expertise are in Windows 7, Microsoft Office, Software, Mobile Apps and Video Posts.

One comment

  1. Good morning Ashish. I would like to offer a Powerpoint 2007 presentation to all our offices around the world; and the best way to do this is to use a web page and to create Powerpoint custom slide shows. I then created a web page which will be on our local Server, and now I need to know, how can I create a link to the custom slide shows in Powerpoint? I need it to be embeded or a hyperlink each custom slide shows.

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