There is more to Slideshare than you might think


SlideShare was founded in October 2006 and acquired by LinkedIn in May 2012. It allows users to easily upload and share presentations, infographics, documents, videos, PDFs, and webinars. These can also be easily added to your LinkedIn profile, which provides visual richness to your profile and a greater insight into the work you are doing.

Benefits of using Slideshare

Slideshare is a rich resource of presentations that can provide inspiration for style and layout. These and infographics provide useful information and pointers to research you can explore further. Secondly it is a space you can share your own work. Readers  can help to disseminate your uploads to a wider audience and give feedback. They may choose to:

  • share your uploads to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest
  • favourite your upload
  • leave comment, questions and feedback
  • share the URL link
  • copy the embed code to add to a blog or website
  • email a link to someone they know
  • download (where this option is authorised)

Slideshare share options

Slideshare share options


SlideShare list the following benefits:

Discover and Learn
SlideShare consists of more than 15 million uploads from individuals and organizations on topics ranging from technology and business to travel, health, and education. Find and search for what interests you, and learn from people like Guy Kawasaki, the White House, Mashable and more. You can also download SlideShares to read or reference later.

Share and Connect
Share the content that matters to you with your colleagues, customers, friends and followers. SlideShares can be embedded into websites and blogs, and are easily shareable on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other popular social media platforms. They can be viewed publicly and privately. Connect with other SlideShare users via comments, “likes,” and profile pages.

Have an idea, story, research project, presentation, photo collection or expert knowledge on a topic? Upload it and reach a wide audience!

Here are more ideas for what to upload on SlideShare.

  • how to guides, 101s
  • travel guides
  • visual CVs/resumes
  • portfolios
  • teaching
  • research
  • creative writing
  • case studies
  • conference presentations
  • infographics

Slideshare topics

When anyone uploads content to Slideshare they are prompted to assign a topic tag. This enables users of Slideshare to search for and explore topic focussed content. You can choose to favourite topics you are most interested in.

Slideshare topics

Further links

My own Slideshare page:

Slideshare blog:

Slideshare on Twitter:

Slideshare on Facebook:

Slideshare on LinkedIn:

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.
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