What Can You Do With Slideshare?

Slideshare and a Twitter Class

Today I did a small Twitter class locally and wanted to share it with some other folks who could not attend. I had been wanting to learn about Slideshare and thought “no time like the present!”


I had done the PowerPoint presentation earlier in the week to keep myself on track during the class and as a leave behind for others and then converted it to a PDF so it could not be changed. From there I went on to slideshare and uploaded it. Very simple!

Twitter tips for newbies from Lisa Sicard.

I had read somewhere that slideshare was good for SEO and driving traffic to you website. So I knew I had to try it at some point. I was amazed at how easy it was to set up and implement. I had to get a plugin for this blog to add it.  Slideshare is one of the top 200 websites in the world. Anyone can view documents there and comment along with sharing them on the various social networks. You can also make the presentation private if you want and share only with those that are invited to view it. (Of course if it’s something for your eyes only I don’t recommend putting in on the web).  

You can even embed a YouTube video in your presentation. Pretty neat.  My mind began racing for the all the things that we could use slideshare for.

  • Presentations – Great for presentations when you cannot be somewhere in person.
  • Features – Great for doing features on a product for a website.
  • Teaching – Great way to do classroom demonstrations.


And best of all it’s FREE! The Free program is for up to 10Mb of upload. With the FREE program you did get ads on your slideshare. – they show up at the top of your slideshare and no video uploads with the FREE membership.  Of course they have upgrades if you want to do more with their ProDashboard. The costs range from $19 to $249 per month for unlimited use that comes with analytics and video uploads. The paid membership also lets you have a custom theme and look on your slideshare account.

Have you used slideshare yet for your website, blog, school or business? 

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  • 😛 I am over from Chasing Joy. I am glad I came, I got some good ideas here.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Janeane, I love Chasing Joy’s flashback feature. Welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Glad you found some good ideas. Have a great day.

  • Chasing Joy says:

    This is really interesting. I’d not heard of slide share before.

  • Lisa says:

    You are welcome Sonia, I like anything that is FREE too. Of course they have a paid version too if you want to do more with it. If you do sign up we can connect there too.

  • Sonia says:

    Nice! I have seen that on some site before, but never ventured into it much. This is great because most times I like showing presentations in a different manner and this might work. Thanks for sharing Lisa and I love anything FREE!

  • Lisa says:

    Mayura, I was amazed how easy it was to do and I had made more connections over there in the few days since. I hope to use it more in the near future for various different things.

  • Mayura says:

    Nice information Lisa 🙂 I’ve used Slideshare several times earlier to embed presentations on a team blog for study purposes. It’s really easy and simple. Just wanna use embed code. Lot of people will find it useful for sure.


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