Slideshare: What Is It and How Can You Use It?

Posted January 10, 2013 by Career Girl Network in Networking Buzz

Every now and again, a new “social network” or “business tool” comes up that we think, “What’s that for?” I had this experience with Instagram a while back and wrote about it, and have recently had the same experience with the new (sadly, it’s not even that new) service, SlideShare. Whether you’ve heard about or haven’t heard about SlideShare, sit up and take notice. They are HOT!

What is SlideShare?

From their 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.

Blah blah blah, right? Ok, so why would you want to share slides? Why would you want to view slides? Why do you need PDFs and webinars and documents? Here’s why:

  • You’re busy, Career Girls. You don’t always have time to attend every webinar in your industry or read the newest things. SlideShare brings you those kinds of presentations in digestible ways you can access anytime, giving you…that’s right, more time!
  • You can follow industry leaders. These days, here are so many “thought leaders,” it’s hard to know which of them we should follow. By following industry leaders’ presentations on SlideShare, you can be sure you’re weeding out the bad and listening to only the truly smart and savvy.
  • Visual stimulus matters! We’re constantly reading long documents and emails and blog posts (which is great, a lot of the time). But sometimes, it’s so much easier to understand concepts

So go ahead, get excited about SlideShare! It will help you get information, get excited about your industry, and network with thought leaders. Run on over there right now and search your biggest interest. I promise, you’ll find an awesome presentation geared just for you!

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