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Conducting a presentation with your customers using Skype for Business

Skype for Business really gives you the edge when it comes to communicating with your customers.  One of the things I really love about Skype is the ability to show a PowerPoint presentation to your customer without having to leave the office. This is a really powerful function and can make the difference in making that sale.

Written by: Matthew Parton

Published: 2017/02/01

In this article I am going to show you how to demonstrate your PowerPoint presentation to one of your contacts using video with Skype for business. To get started you must first have Office 365 with Skype for Business or Skype For Business On Premise installed. 

 

Step 1 Start Skype

Open up Skype for business on your desktop. You should see this as a little icon in your task bar or click the Skype For Business icon in your program files menu. This will open up skype for business.

Taskbar

 

Step 2 Start a Video Call with your Contact

Once you have opened up Skype you should be presented with a list of your contacts,  depending on how you arrange your lists.  Then select a contact in your list and right click on their name

Contacts

Shortcut

 

This will show you the short cut menu. Select the "Start a Video Call" option from the list.

 

Step 3 Prepare for the Presentation 

Skype will then dial the contact and when the other contact answers you will see a screen shown below.  Now click on the desktop icon shown.

Skype Call

 

Select the Present PowerPoint Files this will show you the open dialog box to select your presentation from

Start Presentation

 

Step 4 Open the Presentation

Finally open the presentation using the open dialog box and select your PowerPoint presentation from the directory

Open Dialog

 

 That's it Skype will now load your presentation into the screen and show it to all your contacts in the call. 

PowerPoint Slide 1

 

 

You can easily move through the presentation by using your right and left arrow buttons. 

PowerPoint Slide 2

 

Easy hey!