What is Slideshare? Explanation from Slideshare 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.
What is Slideshare in Social MarCom laymen’s terms?
Slideshare is the best way to make your documents available in a Social sharing environment. Content has many forms and other than Video and Images there’s Documents. PowerPoint, PDF and Word that you want and should absolutely share. Whether you’re posting a high-level document that describes your business or a product specific marketing slick, you want to share that for people to view. Slideshare also makes it very easy after a document is posted to embed it on your website or blog, so you can have a quality piece of integrated content for people to consume and connect with your brand directly on your website or blog. The service is Free for a basic account, which should be plenty for just an average person, however, they do offer affordable packages which include more storage along with some other value-added features.
Slideshare explained in simple terms (in a slideshow )
Slideshare Terms to know:
Upload : This is how you get your content onto the Slideshare platform. You click upload and then search your desktop or other files for what you would like to share.
Upload + : Allows for you to upload large files and select Private sharing.
Conversion : There is a conversation process which takes place from the time you upload your document until it is displayed on the Slideshare platform. This can vary depending on file size and your internet connection speed.
Tags : With every document you upload you can create keyword tags so your document can be searchable by users and the Search Engines.
Share : This is an important feature for the user. Instead of just having a hyper link on your website or blog to a PDF or Powerpoint, you can upload onto Slideshare and click on share icon. This will provide you a code you can cut and paste in the HTML section of a webpage and have your presentation embedded into you website. Making it very good looking and easy for your website vistors to view.
Category : Select from a drop down list for an individual presentation. This enhances the chances of people finding your document.
Type of content to make available:
Slideshare allows document and video uploads, however we recommend using Slideshare for uploading documents such as Powerpoint, Word, PDF, etc.. Use YouTube for Videos as users are already comfortable with seeing videos on YouTube.