Enhancing your Presentations with
Tips & Tricks:
One of the most important parts of storytelling is sequencing, or
building up to make a point.
Building out objects in your presentation can make your
message more engaging, and can be done in Google
presentations using incremental reveal.
Incremental reveal is a little known feature that lets you
control the order in which objects appear, rather than
everything appearing at the same time.
Read on for some tips and tricks about how to use
incremental reveal to make a better presentation.
The option to add an
incremental reveal is in the
drop down menu that comes
up when you right-click on the
object you want to control.
To add it to an object, select
incremental reveal on the
drop down menu. Once it's in
place, you’ll see a stopwatch
icon appear on the bottom left
of the object.
Where to find incremental reveal
When you add incremental reveal to
more than one object on the slide, the
stopwatch icon changes to display a
number, representing the order in
which that object will appear on the
To change the order of appearance for objects, right-click on
the stopwatch. A drop down will appear with a list of numbers.
Select the number for the order you’d like that object to appear.
Adding incremental reveal to
multiple objects and changing order
Say you want to show how three pieces of data support a
conclusion, but showing everything at the same time would be
overwhelming (and it would definitely kill the suspense!)
You can use incremental reveal to build your story:
Add incremental reveal to the second and third image and
But don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself!
Order the objects with the middle object at 1, the right object
at 2, and the conclusion at 3.
And that’s it, you’re done!
Bringing it all together: Sequencing
your objects to tell a story
The final product
Once cuteness begins to develop, it is difficult to stop!