How to build community through SlideShare?

Angela Connor is an online community strategist and she has written an excellent article about how you can build your own community using SlideShare. Here’s a quick summary of her community building tips:

1. Check to see who has “favorited” and/or “embedded” your slides.
2. Visit their profile and view their slides.
3. Send a personal message asking to connect.
4. Search keywords for your topics of interest. Once you do this, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. Share your slides on LinkedIn and Facebook.
6. Post thoughtful comments and offer feedback on presentations.
7. Share presentations with others and be sure to let the creator of the slide know about it.
8. Embed slides (yours and others) in blogposts and on your website.
9. Consider sharing more than just slides.

Angela, thanks for the endorsement. We couldn’t agree more.

  • Angela Connor

    You are more than welcome, Amit. You all have a great tool here and seem to be in touch with the wants and needs of your users by adding great new features. Keep up the great work for us!

  • Edwin Fu


    I think this is such a great point to drive social traction to you/your business/brand. I think a lot of the tired social media tactics have such little value to their respective medium (blog post/linked q&a, etc.). Utilizing this method drives more value-based engagement and minimizes blatant abuse.

    BTW – I absolutely love slideshare. It’s such a great repository of knowledge. I feel that it’s so much better than the other community content sharing services simply due to the amount and variety of content available.

    Good Job,