SlideShare is a slide hosting service that was developed by LinkedIn in 2006. It allows users to create slide presentations from PowerPoint slides, PDF documents, and other open-source slide platforms.
- Create slide decks in the Cloud
- View slide presentations on computers, tablets, and mobile phones
- Add PowerPoint slides, OpenOffice slides, PDF files, and more
- Comment on and rate the slides of others
- Supports various file types including PDF
- Share slides with others to build contacts
- Free plan available
- Getting access to all features is expensive
- Learning curve is steep
Slide presentations are useful in a variety of ways. SlideShare offers an easy way to share slide decks with employees, project team members, students, or friends. It has been around for 11 years, and the platform is most commonly used to share slides and create webinars. SlideShare is owned by LinkedIn, and it makes a good add-on for those who use LinkedIn to manage their business connections. A basic SlideShare account is free. The signup process takes less than a minute. There are also paid plans available in Silver, Gold, and Platinum packages. Paid plans offer more benefits like geo-targeting and analytics. These plans are useful for individuals who may be working with remote teams. Because SlideShare is a slide hosting service that can be accessed from a web browser, slide decks created with the platform can be viewed on a number of devices. There is also a social media element to the platform. Users can share slides with others, and it is also possible to leave comments. Slide deck creators do have the option of making slides private so that they can only be viewed by approved contacts. There are some 60 million individuals who use SlideShare on a regular basis. This creates a thriving community where individuals are able to share ideas and collaborate. Individuals can easily search for slides that match their personal interests. They can then follow other users or make contacts in their field of interest. Learning how to use SlideShare can take a bit of time. The process of creating slide decks is helped by an intuitive interface, but those with no experience with still find this challenging. The paid plans can also become expensive if users need to unlock all the features offered by the service.
I've never had issues with it, and it has always helped me get my job done.