Welcome to our 5 part Slide share Course.
First Lesson – Slide Share
In this lesson, we are going to talk a little about what Slideshare is, how it works and how you can use it to gain more exposure for your business.
Just in case you are not familiar with Slideshare, it is one of the largest communities on-line and is used for sharing presentations with the world. Currently it receives more than 60 million visitors every month with a whopping 130 million pages viewed. It is also among the top 200 websites visited in the world. Even though Slideshare is designed to allow you to share your presentations with millions of consumers across the globe, it also gives you the ability to share other types of documents, including PDF files, videos, webinars and more. However, many business owners do not know that it exists or they overlook it because they do not realise what a valuable resource it can be, when used properly.
Getting started with Slideshare is extremely easy and completely free. All you have to do is visit http://www.slideshare.net and create an account. You can also login with your Facebook or LinkedIn account to make this process even easier.
Slideshare also have a Pro version available, which adds a few more bells and whistles to your account, but we will talk more about that in another lesson. When you are just getting started using this powerful platform a free account will work just fine. What makes Slideshare even better is you are not limited to sharing your content strictly on their network. You can also embed your presentations on your blog and other social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook Twitter etc.
Another thing that makes this such a powerful tool for your business is that your presentations have the potential to spread virally, because not only can you share your content other members of this massive network can share it as well, which makes it an excellent way to get your message across to a wide an eager audience.
Go sign up for your Slideshare account and spend some time looking around the site, viewing some of the presentations uploaded by other members.
You will also want to spend some time customizing your profile. Once you are logged in, you will find a link to your account settings under the person icon in the upper right hand of the page. It is important to add a good photo and your business contact information, so you can begin branding your business on Slideshare
I would also like you to look at this quick presentation. It shows you some of the great benefits of using Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ss/creators/get-started