Do you know to Slideshare your PowerPoint (before the presentation)?

Last updated by Nick Curran [SSW] 4 months ago.See history

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SlideShare is an online archive of presentations and other documents. It is the best way to store your training material for search engines and is easily accessible.

Figure: SlideShare ranks well in google searches

Figure: Interestingly, keyword heavy slides from your PowerPoint will rank highly on Google image search

Check out the SlideShare shown above: Supercharging your Xamarin app! 3 must use libraries

Follow these steps to ensure you get as much coverage as possible before and after your presentation:

  1. Prepare your PowerPoint as normal. Refer to SSW Rules to Better Presentations
  2. Work on your presentation from SharePoint to allow sharing
  3. Get your content checked by a tester and a designer)
  4. Before you upload to SlideShare, add two slides:

    1. On the last slide, add a generic SlideShare link such as - E.g.
    2. On the first slide add a note that contains the version. This is so that you can compare easily what version is on SharePoint and what is on SlideShare

    Figure: Add the version number on the bottom right corner of your first or second slide

  5. Upload to SlideShare – Make sure the title doesn’t have the version number on it
  6. Go to “My uploads” and change the presentation title to have the version number
    version number slideshare
    Figure: Adding the version number to the title (after uploading) won’t affect the URL
  7. Create a "_OnSlideshare.txt" file with the Slideshare URL and add it to SharePoint on the same folder where the original PPT is
  8. Now you can present!

Figure: the SSW example of a SlideShare link slide

Figure: If you presentation is being recorded be sure to send yourself a reminder email to embedd the video in to the SlideShare.

Don't want to use SlideShare? There are some other options: Do you keep your presentations in a public location?

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