5 ways SlideShare can rock your company, from Slides That Rock

Editor’s note: Slides That Rock designs presentations that regularly catch our eye. Strong design elements and smart subject matter have landed their presentations on the SlideShare home page more than a couple times. Based in Hong Kong, founder Tomas Bay recently told us how using SlideShare has taken them to ‘the next level’. Interested in using SlideShare to grow your business? Take a look at these 5 ways Slides That Rock has rocked SlideShare throughout its business.

Slides That Rock1. SlideShare has given us a place to learn even more. We are the best in Hong Kong (as far as we know). We have been the ones teaching others while ‘only’ learning through books by leaders such as Nancy Duarte and Garr Reynolds. SlideShare has given us a platform where we can learn from so many more people. Different styles and different approaches. David Crandall and Jesse Desjardins are just two examples. There are many more.

2. SlideShare has allowed us to build a much better network. In today’s world, at least among the smaller players, there is much more focus on collaboration. We are now directly linked to most of our friendly competitors and it’s awesome.

3. SlideShare has allowed us to have a global presence. By putting our presentations on SlideShare, we suddenly have an audience from all over the world. Probably due to our approach and style, this has attracted mainly American clients. With the use of Dropbox, PayPal and Skype, serving clients in other parts of the world is actually really easy.




4. SlideShare is our marketing platform. Related to point number two, we don’t spend any money on marketing. All the presentations we have posted have been for the SlideShare audience. We rely on clients finding us through SlideShare and they especially react to our presentation about our design principles. Although the presentation was never featured as the ‘Top Presentation of the Day’ it has steadily received thousands of views, now over 47,000. It has been featured most recently in Liz Nogonzi’s case study. The design principles presentation is our most important marketing tool and again, it’s only possible through SlideShare.

5. SlideShare recognition adds credibility. Most of our presentations have been ‘Top Presentation of Day’ or ‘Featured’ on SlideShare. That has added credibility to our work. Again, that helps our marketing efforts and how we are respected in the community.

Thanks to Slides That Rock for sharing these great ideas. Does your business have a ‘best practices’ presentation on SlideShare? Identify what differentiates your firm from your competitors, and strut your stuff with a freshly uploaded presentation!

  • http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com Barry Deutsch

    Excellent ideas on slide presentations – especially about using non-standard fonts. I had not considered this before, and your outstanding presentations once again shattered my long held beliefs of what was “appropriate”.

    Thank you for posting this slide presentation.

    Barry

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    Thank you SlideShare! We are very honored to be featured in your blog. Presentations do change the world. Awesome!

    @Barry, thanks for the feedback. Fantastic!

    Go Rock!

  • http://www.D-idea.com Dean Bellefleur

    CoNtRaSt and imagery are the TWO critical elements that I orchestrate in delivering a message.

    I’ve found that engaging the mind by simulating associations tethers the message to the subconscious. In other words allowing the mind to wonder in a controlled theme rather than lulling it to sleep with a blanket of text provides a destination to a personal journey. The mind wants to complete the picture, feed the mind.

  • http://www.erlllc.com Mac Reynolds

    Thank your Slides that Rock. I had not considered reducing my presentations to 3 points to convey a single message. That is very elegant and communicates my message. Although, I have to say that 5 does not equal 3, but your message was really to the point and I think your 5 points were great!

  • http://miamiperu.com Hugo Romero

    Your program look fancy and very capable to support as many photo as well. My question is how many GB are 36 photos?

  • http://www.dbass.ie Paul Doran

    Thank you Slides that Rock. Nice powerful tips for people who present. Images are especially important and memorable, really emphasise a point you make and can help people remember it.

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @Mac, Thank you for the support. Great!

    @Hugo, not sure whether you are asking us or SlideShare. Our presentation was created in Keynote (Apple’s version of PowerPoint). The size of the 36 slides is only around 7 MB. Uploading such a file to SlideShare is easy. They accept files that are a lot bigger. Hope that helps!

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @Paul, appreciate your support. Yes, images are critical and finding the right ones can take a long time…

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  • http://www.darmstaedter-seminare.de Gerald Stiehler

    Thank you very much. Never saw such a motivating – in a nutshell – presentation on presenting. Thanks.

  • Yayan

    Thank you Slides that Rock. Versatile and dependable…

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @Gerald and @Yayan, you are welcome! Keeping it simple and following a couple of key principles make a huge difference. Go Rock!

  • Barry

    Loved the presentation!!! How can I download it to my compúter!!!

  • http://www.croatiaaa.me Croatiaaa.me

    Very useful tips, specially combining the different fonts!
    I immediately created a own presentation
    http://www.slideshare.net/CROATIAAA_ME/vacation-in-croatia-istria

    hopefully it rocks too ;-)
    cheers from Croatia

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @Barry, thank you! You can download a PDF version of the presentation here… http://www.slideshare.net/slidesthatrock/slides-that-rock-9659045

  • David Zwarych

    What do you want the audience to remember?
    After the nasty biker slide, the bad taste in my mouth started.
    But the 3 nasty smoking women (slide 7) giving the finger topped it all off.

    This isn’t Rock. This is pure Crap!

    Seems like the worst Reality TV show transcribed into Slides.
    Whatever they are selling, it’s a no sale , because I bailed out after slide 10.
    DaveZ

  • http://www.coachingpositivity.com Judy Krings

    No one dies it better.

    Clean.
    Eye grabbing photos
    Fun.
    Naughty.
    Engaging.
    Cool.
    Sparky.
    Hot!
    Cutting-edge.

    Right on!
    Rock on!

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  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @David, thanks for your honest and candid feedback. Awesome!

    Here is the deal. Slides That Rock is not for everyone. We know that. People either love or hate the way we do things. This is similar to Lady Gaga – people either hate or love her.

    Here is the good news for you. There are many other great slideshows on SlideShare for you to enjoy.

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @Judy, THANK YOU! We feel the love. Terrific! Go Rock!

  • http://www.coachingpositivity.com Judy Krings

    I love Lady Gaga, as she is originality personified just like Slides That Rock. Attention is needed to Change Focus. Drama is appealing and revolting. That’s life with the stoppers pulled out. Rock on!

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  • http://--- willie A

    What some superb ideas! Fantastic! Another eLearning collections, thanks a lot!

  • http://spectraenterprise.blogspot.com anas

    Nice message, thanks alot, I glad I subscribed slideshare

  • http://reallycoolous.com/ Ludwig

    Thx for the nice read!

    couldn’t agree more – for sure a quite important part of a) inbound marketing and b) awareness through thought leadership!

  • http://www.slidesthatrock.com Slides That Rock

    @willie, @anas, @ludwig – thank you all. Go rock your presentations!

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