Show a blank screen while presenting

Hide your content momentarily or bring your audience’s focus back to what you’re saying, by showing a blank screen.

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Written by Daniel Valenzuela
Updated over a week ago

Audiences have a tendency to start reading the content of a new slide as soon as it appears on screen, which can make them lose focus on what you’re saying. But you can combat this by bringing up a blank screen while presenting.

This is a great feature for when you want your audience to pay attention to what you are saying and not to the content of a slide. It can also be used in creative ways to, for example, test an audience’s memory!

How to use the blank screen

You can bring up a blank screen while presenting at any moment in two ways:

  1. By pressing the "B" key on your keyboard

  2. By clicking the “Show blank screen” option in the “More” tab of your Presentation Menu

To remove the blank screen and show your content once more, simply press "B" again or click on the X at the top right corner of the screen.

The blank screen is reflected both in the presentation and in the participants' voting view. Displaying the blank screen will also close voting, and hiding it enables voting once again (unless you already had the closed voting option activated, in which case voting will remain closed regardless).

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