It’s that time of the year when “Pomp and Circumstance” fills the air and the excitement of new things to come makes us all a bit giddy. Whether you’re in the Class of 2013 or not, graduation season lets us reflect on life’s greatest lessons, ambitions and advice. What would you impart on those embarking on this new stage of life? LinkedIn’s Influencers have offered their words of wisdom for recent graduates. There’s no shortage of insight on SlideShare, too. Here are a few of our favorite guides for graduates. Be sure to share yours, as well!
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We’re excited to announce that SlideShare can now be viewed on news aggregator Pulse! SlideShare joins hundreds of publishers on the leading news app, which, like SlideShare, is owned by LinkedIn. All of the top and featured presentations you see on the SlideShare homepage can be viewed in Pulse, either on your mobile device or via the Web. All you need to do is sign up for Pulse and search for SlideShare in the content catalogue. Enjoy!
Today we are celebrating a big milestone — more than 10 million presentations have been uploaded to SlideShare. This being SlideShare, it’s a milestone that we share with members of the community, like you. Thank you to everyone who has uploaded to SlideShare for your creativity, inspiration and generosity. If you haven’t uploaded yet, we’ve created a collection of cool ideas to inspire you to join the club! What exactly are these 10 million uploads? To start, 10 million SlideShares would stretch from New York to London. They are how-to guides, photo essays, investor reports, thought leadership pieces, cartoons, data pulls,… Read more »
LinkedIn’s Influencers shared stories of their best career mistakes this week: Newyorker.com editor Nicholas Thompson got fired from “60 Minutes” — in less than 60 minutes. Golden State Warriors owner Peter Guber fired Jeremy Lin before he became a superstar. And Accretive Solutions CEO Richard Moran accidentally hit the “Reply All” button. (See more best mistakes here.) It’s proof that career paths can be unpredictable. Yet you can still hone and guide them — and learn from your mistakes. These three presentations from the past week touch on just that. 1. SAP social strategist Todd Wilms, who has 20 years of leadership… Read more »
When your SlideShare presentations surface in Google search results, want your profile picture attached? You can make this happen in three easy steps: Copy your G+ profile URL and add ?rel=author at the end of it. On SlideShare, go to Edit Profile » Personal Information » Website / Blog. Paste the copied URL here. Hit Save. On your G+ profile, go to About » Contributor to » hit Edit. Add a Label and paste your SlideShare profile URL in the URL field. Hit Save. Here’s a presentation that walks through the steps, too: Verify Authorship Using Google Plus Account (“Contributor to” Section) from Ann Smarty That’s it — enjoy!
First of all, we love the presentation”How to Milk SlideShare for Moo’ Traffic.” It has all the elements of a great, homepage-worthy SlideShare: It’s visual, informative, to-the-point — and funny. We featured it as a Top Presentation and it’s been viewed more than 67,000 times in less than a week. How to Milk Slideshare for Moo’ Website Traffic from Ana Hoffman Hoffman is spot-on in her deck: The “Hot on…” sections at the bottom of the SlideShare homepage are populated through algorithms, so the best way of landing there is to have your viewers share your presentations on Facebook, Twitter and… Read more »
SlideShare has partnered with yet another company to help you enhance your presentations. 9Slides latest iPad app allows users to record and add on audio and video to your slide presentations via the iPad. Being able to watch slides side-by-side with video or audial commentary can help make a presentation more comprehensible and engaging — especially when viewed online. And this app on the iPad means professionals can connect and communicate on the go. Users import presentations from SlideShare to 9Slides, add audio commentary, music or video, then post it back on the Web. Here’s a quick demo video: 9SLIDES iPad App… Read more »
Dear SlideShare Community, We are happy to announce that SlideShare’s API functionality is back on, after it had been turned off about a week ago. Last week SlideShare was hit by set of users who were abusing the API upload tool, and loading large amounts of spam onto the site. This was causing issues and delays with converting presentations for all of our users. To prevent problems for everyone, we temporarily shut down the API upload function so that we could make changes and prevent spammers from abusing it. This fix has now been implemented and API uploads are back… Read more »