Five options for presenting a PowerPoint slide show in a Microsoft Teams meeting

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The default when presenting a PowerPoint presentation on Teams is to share your screen. But that is not your only option (and is often not the best option).

This video will show you five options and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. You will see the presenter’s screen and the audience screen for each option so you know what your meeting attendees will see.

Try out these options (especially number 4) before your next Teams meeting.

To read about these options in an article format, go to

I’ve discovered a sixth option! You can use Presenter View preview to show the audience your slides while you see Presenter View even if you only have one screen. Here’s a video on this technique:

And now there is a seventh option! You can present in a Microsoft Teams or Zoom meeting with your video beside your PowerPoint slides so your facial expressions can be easily seen along with the slides. This video shows you how and does not require you to install any software. It just uses the built-in features of Windows 10 and PowerPoint.

Introduction 0:00
Option 1: Share the screen/desktop 0:22
Option 2: Share the Slide Show window 2:01
Option 3: Share the editing window with a clean look 3:26
Option 4: Share the Slide Show in a window 5:51
Option 5: Use PowerPoint sharing in Teams 8:49
Summary of options 11:44

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