SlideShare and Social Media

by | Jul 13, 2012 | Marketing, Social Media/Networking, Web Resources

PowerPoint presentations are ubiquitous.  Who hasn’t done one, or at least thought about doing one?

The ole .ppt is at the center of just about every presentation, webinar, and teleseminar I’ve ever held or attended.  For instance, a PowerPoint slideshow was at the heart of the recent VOICE2012 seminar I did with Trish Basanyi and Terry Daniel on Social Media for Voice Actors.  (BTW, you can download it for yourself at

You can easily send someone your .ppt file in an email (unless it’s a huge file), but sharing a PowerPoint presentation on social media networks isn’t that easy.  That’s why there’s SLIDESHARE.

From their website:  “…SlideShare is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars….”

SlideShare is free, but you may want to invest a few dollars for full functionality.  Slideshare immediately converts your PowerPoint or Keynote presentation into a share-able file for embedding, or sending to your favorite social media site like FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn or blogs.  You can configure your most recent presentation to show on your LinkedIn profile.

Presentations like this are a great marketing tool, especially when you can put them anywhere with SlideShare.  SlideShare is also a community, and in that sense is a social media site of its own, where people can see what other presenters are doing and learn some new tricks.  You can send clients to your own profile on SlideShare to see all the info you’ve created or gathered on categories of topics.

Since were talking about SlideShare, I’d like to also point out a great Slideshare presentation I found called:  THE STATE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING IN 2012 by Esteban Contreras, the Social Media Marketing Manager at Samsung, USA.  This 95-slide presentation is a treasure-trove of information.  It’s easy to “thumb through”, and pick up all sorts of trendy facts with the charts and infographics included.

Just to show you how easy it is to add a SlideShare presentation to a blog, I’m embedding it below.

Have a great weekend!






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