Friday Tip: create a permalink to a specific slide

Yesterday a question came up on Twitter that we’d like to answer here.

Is it possible to create a permalink to a specific slide within SlideShare?

It sure is, here’s how: Let’s say you want to send someone a link to a specific slide, for example the Sustainability Performance graph from the Measuring Sustainability Performance presentation.

1. While in SlideShare, go to the presentation
http://www.slideshare.net/MAWallace/measuring-sustainability-performance-june-2011

2. Find the slide that you’d like to permalink, in this case the graph on slide 13.

3. Add a forward slash “/” and the slide number “13″ to the end of the url
http://www.slideshare.net/MAWallace/measuring-sustainability-performance-june-2011/13

That’s your permalink!

Anyone who clicks on the permalink will go directly to slide 13, and will also be able to view the rest of the slideshow. This is a great way to draw attention to a specific slide while still providing access to the entire presentation.
Thanks to Jonathan Brown aka @bluedroplet for inspiring today’s Friday Tip.