How to Share a PowerPoint Presentation Using Skype

Skype is a good communication software that was recently acquired by Microsoft. Here we will show you how you can use Skype to share a PowerPoint presentation for online meetings, conferences or just creating a demo for users.

First, you need to sign in Skype using your credentials. Here you will see the list of contacts and then find the contact to whom you want to share your presentation in PowerPoint using Skype.

How to share a PowerPoint presentation using Skype

Screen sharing or Show My Desktop is the feature in Skype that allow you to share the screen with your contact.

Click the small plus icon and then the popup will appear.

Here you will see a list of options including Send File, Send Contacts, Show My Desktop and Add people to this conversation.

Make sure to select Show My Desktop and this will enable the screen sharing options in Skype.

If you are already in a conversation, you can start your screen sharing by choosing Show Entire Screen option.

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Group sharing also make possible to share the screen with a group of contacts instead of just one.

Once you chose the screen sharing options you can start broadcasting your PowerPoint presentation.

Go to PowerPoint and start your presentation. You can learn more on how to start PowerPoint presentations but the easiest way is to press F5 to start the slideshow.

Another way to start a screen sharing in Skype for your PowerPoint presentation is under the Call menu in Skype. Here you can choose Share Your Screen option and then Share Full Screen. This will enable Sharing Screen in Skype and then you can start your PowerPoint slideshow. Your contact will see your screen until you press Stop Screen Sharing in Skype.

powerpoint skype sharing

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Update 2014-12: Now Microsoft announced Skype chat is integrated in Office Online PowerPoint and Word. You can collaborate directly with your contacts from these programs (online versions, only). If you need to chat with your contacts at the same to you are writing a document or prepare a PowerPoint presentation then you can use PowerPoint Online with Skype Chat.