How to View Speaker Notes When Presenting in Google Slides

When you are creating and presenting a Google Slides slideshow, it’s common to include notes about things that you want to mention while giving that presentation. In Google Slides these are called speaker notes.

While your process for giving a presentation may involve printing or memorizing these notes, there is also an option to display them on the screen while presenting. Our guide below will show you how to either start with these notes displayed, as well as how to display them during the presentation if necessary.

How to Show Notes During a Presentation in Google Slides

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but also work for other browsers like Firefox or Edge.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the presentation for which you wish to display your notes.

Step 2: Click the arrow to the right of Present at the top-right of the screen, then choose the Presenter view option if you wish to display the notes when you begin. Otherwise, choose the Present from beginning option, or simply click the Present button.

how to view speaker notes while presenting in google slides

If you have begun a presentation without notes and decide that you want them, you can move your mouse to the bottom-left of the screen to display the menu, then click the Notes button.

show notes during google slides presentation

Are you creating handouts for your audience, but you wish to minimize the amount of paper you use? Find out how to print multiple slides per page and create a more compact handout for your audience.

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