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Slideshare.net for Your Social Media Success

Have you ever paid to go to a seminar or an event where the keynote speaker shared a Powerpoint presentation that was loaded and choked full of great content? All you could think about during the entire presentation was, “How can I get a copy of this….” or “Will my mobile devices’ camera capture these slides…” only to find out that your hand scribbled notes and blurbs were all you had at the end of the day?

Been there, done that and got the T-shirt!

Here’s a way to access and collect some of the best keynote speaker presentations ever created by some of the best presenters and you don’t even need to leave your desk, computer or mobile device. Really? Seriously… you can find a ton of great information that has been shared with others via Slideshare.net. This is the PowerPoint storage cloud for some of the best available Powerpoint decks ever.

Check it out….

 

Looking for some PowerPoint presentations or decks that share how to use Social Media for Business?

Social Media 101: Understanding Social Media Channels, Demographics, and Usage

Social MediaMaybe you are looking for ways to use Facebook for Marketing and Advertising?

Facebook not just social networking– Facebook marketing

FacebookLots of people use Twitter for a variety of reasons but have you researched best practices by those using it successfully?

Twitter For Business: 6 Ways Brands Use Twitter

TwitterGoogle Plus has a multitude of great marketing features, tools and services that can help grow business. Have you seen these?

How to Use Google Plus to Generate Massive Online Exposure

Google PlusLinkedIn was one of the very first online social media type sites on the web, used more as an online resume service and portal but times have changed and now LinkedIn offers members so much more that most aren’t even aware of until they see these?

How To Really Use LinkedIn In 10 Slides & LinkedIn in Higher Education

LinkedINPinterest hit the ground running and while most thought it was just a shred shopping channel for ladies sharing photos and pics, it was quickly determined that the link driving power of the site was a force to be reckoned with?

All You Need to Know about Pinterest & Exploring Pinterest for Business

PinterestWhy is Video such an integral tool part of today’s business marketing and advertizing strategies? Why do so many watch and love Youtube?

SEO for Youtube – How To Optimize Your Content for YouTube

YoutubePeople love pictures just as much as they love video, maybe even more? How does Flickr and Instagram have any impact on business?

Instagram– An Impactful Tool For Boost Your Business

Instagram

Secrets of Flickr

Flickr

And finally, how do all these social media sites along with these excellent PowerPoint decks play into your mobile business?

Best Ever Mobile Apps For The Business Person On-The-Go

Mobile

We’ve barely even scratched the surface with all the topics and discussions that presenters are uploading to Slideshare.net on a daily basis. There is a PowerPoint presentation for all subjects, you just need to use the search tool like I did to find them all. Why create a PowerPoint from scratch? Unless the author/publisher disables the option, they are available to be downloaded and shared right from your own computer.

Here’s just a few of the PowerPoint decks I’ve shared around the Country which are now available on Slideshare.net. Embedding more than one PowerPoint into a single viewer is an additional feature that comes in handy frequently.

Slideshare.net lets you share and learn, and also learn to share… on the net.

Creative Writing

Top Presentations That Inspire Creativity

Creating a great presentation takes time!

The ingredients required include really creative design, phenomenal content, and a variety of visual aids that help deliver and get your message across to the audience or viewers.  Then there’s the decision and choice to be made regarding which software and platforms to use IE: Keynote, Powerpoint, Google Docs, SlideRocket, etc.

So many people tend to start from scratch when building or creating their presentation.  They spend more time thinking about design and content ultimately procrastinating, and in many cases, end up actually trashing the whole idea and presentation altogether.This is the statement that inspired this article.

Why recreate the wheel?

Top Presentations

If there are proven recipe’s, examples, and samples already available, why not build or create based on the already successful existing models?  Slideshare offers a great library (above) of archived content and presentations from thousands of successful professionals who not only share their creations, but many of the authors also allow you to download them to use for your own presentation.

PowerPoint vs Prezi

PowerPoint -vs- Prezi Challenge

Go Ahead, Take the PowerPoint -vs- Prezi Challenge

Both of these presentation software/applications are wonderful tools for driving home a message or making a “point” on any subject matter or presentation. Backing up your talk with slides, images, video, audio, and great content isn’t just cool anymore, it’s expected by your audience. Whether it’s one person or one thousand in a crowd, these supporting software’s and applications can make all the difference in the world.

Taking a non bias stand and perspective here, I wanted to share two presentations, both similar in the topic and content but using two separate sites and presentation tools to get their message and point across to their audiences. Both of these are live and available for viewing on the web and were randomly selected for this comparison and evaluation.  The question here is which one would you prefer?  Watch and Compare!

EXAMPLE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: ABOUT SYRIA

EXAMPLE PREZI PRESENTATION: ABOUT SYRIA


Alternatives to PowerPoint:
You might consider would be Google Docs, SlideRocket or Keynote etc.  Hosting your PowerPoint files on sites like Slideshare.net and SlidePoint.net allows you to access them in the cloud from any remote or mobile location with the added ability to share them with others who can in turn share them with others.  Hosting in the cloud and crowd sourcing is awesome.

Additional options for similar sites and tools like Prezi… ummm, well… there’s really none.

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Prezi – PowerPoints at the Next Level
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Creating Your Cool Prezi Presentation
SlideSharing Power in the Cloud