I’ve fallen in love with SlideShare – and so will you !!
The Quiet Giant of Content Marketing according to Steve Olenski (http://www.forbes.com/sites/marketshare/2013/02/28/slideshare-the-quiet-giant-of-content-marketing/). A quiet giant who crept up on me and ka-boom I was hooked.
What is it?
Basically it is “a document sharing site”. If you have a PowerPoint presentation, a word document, an infographic and you want to share it with employees, friends, clients, customers than you want to put it up on “SlideShare”.
Is it hard to use?
Not really. You still have to create content. PowerPoint is a great system to work in and can be uploaded to Slideshare basically at the touch of a button. Infographics still need to be created but then again, click and you are uploaded.
A little history of Slideshare
- More than 10 million presentations uploaded
- 50 million visitors
- 3 billion views a month
- Mind Blowing Stats
LinkedIn purchased SlideShare for $119M in 2012. It is a perfect fit for professionals to share their ideas without necessarily needing a fancy graphic design team.
“SlideShare began with a simple goal: To share knowledge online. Since then, SlideShare has grown to become the world’s largest community for sharing presentations and other professional content”. LinkedIn
Why do I love it?
- Ease of Use
- You don’t need to know HTML, Java or be a webmaster. You can upload directly from MS Office, or you can convert your document into a PDF
- Public or Private
- You can keep it to yourself. Share it with members of your team and update it as you are going. Share it with your clients when you have a finished product
- Upload to all your social media sites
- After it is created, it is basically just a touch of a button to upload it to all your Social Media Sites.
- Did I mention that you can embed it right in your blogs, twitter, facebook, sites. Just hit the embed button, copy the coding into your site and voila, here it is
Have I mentioned all the great ideas/slides/information you can search on within SlideShare
- Yes, there is so much information on the site. You can search on anything your heart desires knowledge on: technology, travel, etc
- And they are all in easy to read slides or pictures.
Check out this great infographic from Column Five on SlideShare and be prepared to get hooked!!
Lynne Carlson started her career off in administration, moved to Cobol Programming and for the last 14 years worked in all things recruitment. Absolutely love social media and excited about all the new innovations appearing every day!