Google Slides now allows presenters to have an interactive presentation by allowing users to submit questions while they speak, this way encouraging more audience participation.
This feature is simply called Q&A, and also allows users to vote on the questions they want answered.
How does it work?
If you're using Google Slides and want to hold a Q&A, you can display a short URL on your presentation that attendees can go to and submit a question without interrupting the proceedings. At that same URL, anyone in the audience can see all the questions that have been submitted so far, and give them a "thumbs up" to indicate interest in hearing an answer. From the presenter's point of view, the device that's running their presentation will have access to all the questions that come in, and can sort them based on those that received the most votes.
A few things to note:
§ You can only use Slides Q&A if you have edit or comment access to that Slides presentation.
§ By default, any user in the CGXchange domain can submit a question. As a CGXchange user, you can allow external users to submit questions as well.
§ You can use your mouse as a laser pointer in Slides on the web. Just choose the laser pointer option from the toolbar and move your mouse, and a red laser-like dot will appear in the same place on screen, helping your audience know where to look and when.
§ In the Slides iOS app, present to a new Hangout or to a Hangout selected from a meeting on your Google Calendar. For more information, please check the Help Center.