Present a Liveboard as a slideshow

Displaying your Liveboard as a slideshow is a good way to present its contents to others.

With ThoughtSpot’s interactive presentations, you can easily explore and answer questions from the audience during the presentation session. When you present your Liveboard, ThoughtSpot displays the component visualizations and tables in order from left to right, and top to bottom.

Starting a presentation

To start a presentation, follow these steps:

  1. Select Liveboards on the top navigation bar.

  2. Select a Liveboard from the list of Liveboards by clicking on its title.

  3. In the open Liveboard, select the more options menu more options menu icon (ellipses icon).

  4. Select Present.

  5. ThoughtSpot displays the Liveboard in full screen. If the Liveboard has multiple tabs, the presentation includes a title slide for each tab before presenting visualizations in the tab.

    To navigate through the slides of the presentation, use the left and right arrow navigation keys on your keyboard, or the up and down arrow buttons in the upper-right corner of the presentation.

    Liveboard in present mode

Presentation navigation controls

The presentation navigation controls enable you to effectively run the presentation.

Hover over the upper-right corner of the presentation to see the navigation control options:

  1. Select the slide number to expand the list of visualizations, and navigate directly to a different slide.

  2. Select the left arrow to go to the previous slide.

  3. Select the right arrow to go to the next slide.

  4. Select the x to end the presentation.

Image of a Liveboard in present mode. There are 4 controls in the upper-right corner of the screen

Presenting Liveboards

While in presentation mode, you can easily explore each visualization.

An image of a geo chart in presentation mode. There is a 1 next to the tooltip that appears when you hover the cursor over any data point. The numbers 2 through 6 appear next to the menu that appears when you right-click a data point: Exclude selected values

Consider the following actions on Liveboards:

Legend Action


You can see the tooltip information about each element of the visualization as you hover the cursor over that area of the presentation.


By left-clicking, you can open a drop menu where you can change filtering to Exclude selected values.


Similarly, you can apply a filter to Only include selected values or Only include selected point.


You can drill down to see more information about the columns used in search. Left-click and select Drill down from the menu.


To show underlying data in more detail, left-click and select Show underlying data from the menu.


To run SpotIQ, left-click and select SpotIQ analyze from the menu.


Depending on the chart type, you can perform the chart-specific actions. In case of geographic maps, you can zoom and pan the map.

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