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SlideShare repurposing content

Repurposing Your Content on SlideShare

I’m an evangelist for repurposing your content on SlideShare. I myself have gotten out the habit because you’re lulled into believing the only social network that really counts is Facebook.

But SlideShare, owned by LinkedIn, will attract many new visitors to your blog and website. My 10 uploads have generated over 25,000 views. Read More→

Networking can lead to new business

Did You Miss These Changes in Your LinkedIn Profile?

Have you noticed the changes in your LinkedIn Profile over the past year? Some were subtle and others more noticeable, such as enabling you to add a colorful graphic header.

The LinkedIn Blog is an excellent source for news about LinkedIn, particularly regarding changes to Profiles. I decided to look through last year’s updates and picked out several noteworthy ones that you may have missed.

In December, LinkedIn unveiled its new home page design. The new dashboard gives you instant feedback on how you’re doing. Read More→

SlideShare Will Generate Traffic and Build Your Authority

SlideShare logoAre you using SlideShare? This service owned by LinkedIn enables you upload your PowerPoint presentations to your account. There they can be viewed by readers and embedded in their own blogs and websites.

According to SlideShare, it is the world’s largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million page views, it is among the 200 most visited websites in the world.

I’m personally astounded that my six presentations on SlideShare have gotten 8,000+ views and 147 downloads. Read More→

SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010 – Tips for Powerful Presentations

[tweetmeme]Thanks to SlideShare for its summary of the best presentations of 2010 in “SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010” and its presentation tips for making slide shows more powerful.  Included are SlideShare’s “Best” lists, and stats about usage (note:  Zeitgeist is a German word meaning general outlook).  But what I found most helpful to avoid “death by PowerPoint” are the last three slides:

  • Popular presentations have an average of 63 slides.  Yikes!  I have to believe that’s because they are being read online and not presented in a live format.  Otherwise at about slide 49 I’d be out the door.
  • Popular presentations use few words. The average is 24 words per slide.  I guess this accounts for length of the most popular presentations.  So you should ask yourself — if you’re presenting to a live audience — could I just say this instead of using a slide?
  • Popular presenters do their own thing when it comes to fonts. Presenters use a variety of fonts with Helvetica dominating at 24%. Type faces go back centuries but Helvetica was only invented in 1957 and is a relative newbie as type fonts go.  (This blog is written in Helvetica).  Would welcome your comments about what makes for a powerful presentation.
  • SlideShare Zeitgeist 2010

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