Have you ever wanted to share a PowerPoint presentation with someone, but it was too large to send by email? Or maybe you gave a speech to an organization, and as a follow-up, you wanted the participants to access the slides that you used?

SlideshareWhile some people might be reluctant to share their presentation materials, there is a lot to be said for the impact of putting your information out there for hundreds, or even thousands, to view. Think of how your products, services and events could be found and seen by a very diverse audience. is touted as the world’s largest community for sharing PowerPoint presentations. Boasting over 60 million monthly visitors, organizations like The White House, NASA, and Dell use it regularly to promote, share and build an audience. Think of it like this — SlideShare is to PowerPoint presentations, as YouTube is to videos. However, Slideshare also supports the sharing of documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.

In a nutshell, with your SlideShare account, you can:

  • Upload presentations, documents and video.
  • Choose to share publicly or privately (only paid accounts can share privately).
  • Use the SlideShare links in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Embed the material on blogs, websites and company intranet.