Live Present your documents using DocSend over the phone
Today we added in a cool feature we are calling “Live Present”. In a nutshell, it gives you a short, personalized URL you can tell people to go to and then you control what document they see there. Think of this as WebEX or Join.me, tailored specifically for documents.
Set your custom presentation URL in your account settings:
You can start a live presentation by going to the document details page and clicking the Present button at the top:
Choose if you’d like a passcode, and then send the link to whoever you’d like to present to. Each time you present, a new code is generated which ensures nobody from your last “present” session is able to get into your new one.
Navigate through your document, and everyone else will see the same thing. You can see a count of how many people are in your presentation at the top. Here’s what you see:
Here’s what people you’re presenting to see:
An important thing to keep in mind is that Live Present also works from your phone as well. This is incredibly useful for a few reasons:
Your viewers can tune in from their phone
Unlike other screen sharing services, anyone can tune into your pitch from their phone without downloading anything. Here’s what it looks like for them on mobile:
You can present from your phone
Are you on the go, and you need to walk someone through a document? No problem! Just live present from your phone. Here’s what it looks like presenting on your phone:
Present in person using your phone as a remote
Let’s say you show up to a sales meeting, but you don’t want to bother getting your computer plugged into the projector. No problem! Just use a computer that’s already setup to go to your personal link.
From your phone, you can start a live presentation and you can use your phone as a remote control to go through your presentation.
Oh, and one more thing*
You can now set your own subdomain for all your links. Just click on Team Settings on the Team tab:
- *Yes yes, this is clearly not cool enough to be in the same league as the reference.