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When you present in Microsoft Teams and you share your screen you might not be visible. Presenter modes make it easier to interact with your audience.

Presenter modes

When you present in teams you can share your screen and that often works well, but you might find that interacting with your audience becomes a bit harder. Moving your hands is something that will be noticed by your audience.

Become part of your presentation with Presenter Modes in Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams image

In Microsoft Teams you can now share your screen and become part of your presentation.

Or if you don’t want to lose any presentation space you can also sit in front of your PowerPoint. A bit like the weather presenter who can point at the right places on the map.

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You can do this all with the presentation controls at the top of your screen.

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Alternatively, you can set the presenter mode when you share your screen. Here you can also set any custom background that will appear behind your camera recording and your presentation/shared screen.

Presenter modes in Microsoft Teams

If you combine this with recording calls, you can get quite close to making professional recordings without the need for any additional tools.

By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using contact@veenstra.me.uk.

2 thoughts on “Become part of your presentation with Presenter Modes in Microsoft Teams”
  1. I’ve been using presenter modes for synchronous lectures, but one huge drawback for the prerecorded lectures and students who have to catch up is that the more engaging presenter modes are replaced with the minature talking head when making recordings. Your last comment suggests that you’ve found a way around this. Could you please share it?

    1. Hi Jonathan, I found the same, and this is indeed quite annoying. I ended up using Camtasia to merge the two recordings. I will have a look if I can get this reported into Microsoft.

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