What is an invited presentation

Broadcast an online presentation to a remote audience

Note: You need a hosted broadcast service provided by your organization in order to broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to remote audiences. A Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, live.com) can be used with the Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast service in PowerPoint 2013 and later.

Overview of broadcasting a presentation

In PowerPoint 2010, the Broadcast Slide Show feature in PowerPoint 2010 lets you share a slide show with anyone, anywhere, and on the web. You send a link (URL) to your audience, and then all of the invited users will see a synced view of your slide show in their browser.

You can email the URL for your slide show to attendees. At any time during the broadcast, you can pause the slide show, resend the URL to attendees, or switch to another application without pausing the broadcast or having to show attendees your desktop.

Select a broadcast service The Broadcast Slide Show feature requires a network service to host the slide show. To use this service, a broadcast website must be set up by the website administrator and user members must have access to the website. A PowerPoint broadcast service is available in PowerPoint 2013 and later for people with a Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, msn.com, live.com).

Prepare a presentation for broadcast

Here are a few factors to consider before broadcasting a presentation:

Important:Anyone with the link to your slide show can view it! If an invited audience member sends the link to someone else, that other person can also view your slide show, provided they have access to the service.

  • Internet connection You must be connected to the Internet or have access to a broadcast website on a server that has the Office Web Apps installed to use this feature.

  • Supported browsers The Broadcast Slide Show feature can be viewed in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari for Mac browsers.

  • File size restrictions The service you use may have a file size limit on streaming slide shows.

  • Supported PowerPoint features Some PowerPoint changes when the slide show is broadcast online:

    • All transitions in the presentation appear in the browser as "fade" transitions.

    • Screen savers and email pop-ups can disrupt the audience's view of the slide show.

    • Audio (sounds, comments) is not transmitted to the audience via the browser.

    • You cannot add ink annotations or markup that will be drawn on the slide show during the presentation.

    • When you follow a link in your presentation to a website, attendees see only the last slide that you showed in the original presentation.

    • When you play a video back in your presentation, the browser does not display it to the audience.

Broadcast your presentation

To broadcast your presentation, do the following:

  1. click on the tab Group slide show Start slide show on Broadcast slide show.

    The Slide Show dialog box transfer is opened.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • When you host your slide show on the service listed under Broadcast Service want,Proceed to the next step.

    • If you want to use another service to host your slide show, click change to transmission service. Select under One Select transmission servicethe service you want to use. For more information about broadcast services, see Choosing a broadcast service.

      Note: If you don't see the service you want to use, select Add a new service out,and then in the Add Broadcast Service dialog box, enter the network address of the service you want to use, and then click Add.

  3. After choosing your transfer service, click to start transmission.PowerPoint then provides a URL for your presentation.

    Figure 1: PowerPoint creates a unique URL for your slide show

  4. If you want to send the URL for your presentation to your audience, do the following:

    • If you want to email the URL for your presentation, click click Send in email.

    • To copy the link, click copy to link.

  5. When your audience receives the URL for the slide show, click Slide Show start, to start the transfer.

    Figure 2: The audience follows your slide show in their browser while you are inside the PowerPoint 2010 presentation

  6. After you've finished your presentation and are ready to end the broadcast, press ESC to exit the slide show view, and then click to finish transmission.

    Figure 3: After you start broadcasting a slide show, the Broadcast tab appears on the PowerPoint 2010 ribbon