22 August 2022


So you have a presentation with detailed speaker notes. You'll present it via Zoom. You have only one monitor. Then you may find yourself in this dilemma: if you share the slides in Zoom, you won't be able to see the speaker notes; if you share the speaker notes in Zoom, everyone in the Zoom can see the speaker notes as well.

I couldn't find an perfect solution but here is a workaround. Hope it helps.

  1. In Zoom, share your desktop with "Advanced > Portion of Screen" as shown in the above screenshot.
  2. Arrange your speak notes and the slides side by side (if your presentation tool/framework does not do that automatically).
  3. Adjust the shared area to cover only the slides part. zoom-adjust-shared-area.png
  4. You are good to go.

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