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 »
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Each month LinkedIn’s thought leaders discuss a topic related to their professional lives and career development. This month they shared their everyday tools for success: Deepak Chopra relies on Mybasis, Dreamweaver, and iPhone and an iPad. Michael Skok always carries a camera. And Richard Branson depends on his assistant, Helen. (50 more thought leaders share what they carry here.) Things I Carry: LinkedIn Influencers Share Their Must-Have Tools from LinkedIn What tools do you use for success? Share them on SlideShare by April 19 for the opportunity to be featured on our homepage. Remember to tag your presentations ThingsICarry!
Apple fan or not, you can’t deny that Steve Jobs was a legendary presenter. Those who had the opportunity to witness his famous keynotes referred to his unique presentation style as “Stevenotes.” What made Jobs’ speeches so special that they warranted a nickname? Jobs “transformed the typical, dull, technical, plodding slideshow into a theatrical event complete with heroes, villains, a supporting cast, and stunning backdrops. People who witness a Steve Jobs presentation for the first time describe it as an extraordinary experience,” writes Carmine Gallo in his book The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. Indeed, we here at HubSpot were so inspired… Read more »
Clicking through presentations can be cumbersome, especially when you’re talking through them with a live audience at hand. You have to find the right key on your keyboard, or move your mouse to the correct button, often halting the flow of your speech. What if you could just flick your finger in the air, indicating movement to the next page? Our engineers are on it. We figured if you could play motion-sensing tennis on the Nintendo Wii, couldn’t you at least flip thought SlideShare presentations with the wave of a hand? Here’s a preview of what we’re working on: SlideShare… Read more »
Gaming, films, music and, of course, tech — yep, it’s that time of the year again when all things creative converge at the annual South by Southwest festival in Austin. Thousands of speakers have been presenting on topics ranging from creating a company people love to social storytelling, managing social media for nonprofits and Etsy’s business strategy and success. For those still at the conference, which ends March 13, there are plenty of guides and recaps. What are the hot topics people are discussing and buzzing about? Below are a few favorites shared on SlideShare. For more SXSW 2013 presentations, check out… Read more »
Behold, SlideShare’s first infographic. We thought it would be of interest to further visualize how SlideShare is growing, how professional our community is in comparison to other social networks, the rising importance of content marketing and a little on how it engages our community. Produced in collaboration with ColumnFive, this is also an example of how SlideShare provides distribution and analytics for infographics. Please help us share it.
Editor’s note: In this insightful article by David Armano, originally published on the Edelman Digital website, David shares how to optimize your content to get the most visibility for your presentations. As a public relations firm, we are always looking to engage with key audiences and share ideas though unique avenues. Recently, we began doing this through SlideShare. Think of it as YouTube for documents: SlideShare offers us a platform for listening and discussing what matters most to our work, our clients, and the industries and communities we participate in. As communicators creating new content moving forward, we keep in… Read more »
O’Reilly Media produces some of the world’s leading technology events, including Ignite, Strata, OSCON, Tools of Change, Velocity and Where 2.0. And they have always been at the forefront of using technology to augment the event experience. Today I’m pleased to share they have launched the O’Reilly Media Network on SlideShare. The O’Reilly Media Network on SlideShare provides Channels for each of their events full of presentations, documents and videos. Before an event they can be used to distribute event collateral and let potential registrants engage in content from past conferences. During the event, presentations are shared for the benefit of attendees and… Read more »