If you’re like the average sales person then you’ve probably given your fair share of PowerPoint presentations. Would it surprise you to know that there is a place where you can reuse those presentations to drive traffic to your blog or otherwise help develop your professional brand? That site is called SlideShare.
Slideshare is a little hard to define as a social media network but I am going to do it anyways.
And for the PowerPoint crazy sales person, this site is a dream come true.
SlideShare is all about sharing your old (or new) sales presentations and PowerPoints as “decks”. It serves as a central base for you to share them with the other social media networks like LinkedIn and Facebook.
Need a better idea of what they do? Simply visit their homepage for the “Top Presentations Of The Day“. This is a coveted spot and if your deck gets enough attention and is featured on the home page, man are you going to see a flood of traffic coming from it.
Decks To Upload
Now what kind of SlideShare deck will get noticed?
Not the kind most people are use to seeing. You know, those boring bullet point slides that bad presenters simply read off of?
Or the ones with entire paragraphs on a single page? Yea you know who you are.
Those are not the kind of decks that will get you noticed. There simply is not character to them. No personality. And that is boring.
What you want to do is create decks that support what you would already be presenting while still telling the story. But with as little use of text as possible.
It’s easier than you might think. Simply take all the words you have crammed into a side and use pictures instead to convey the same message.
Pictures that stand out and will really capture the attention of anyone who sees it.
The Creative Presenter
Use your imagination. Be creative. And stand out from the crowd.
Don’t do what everyone else is doing. See that was easy.
That alone you should help you stand out from the crowd.
This is a great opportunity to be different and show that your PowerPoints are not like everyone elses…aka boring and overwhelming.
Still Need Help?
Well below is an awesome deck I found a while ago that show’s you mistakes to avoid when creating SlideShare (and PowerPoint) decks.