Topic 12: Sharing Documents

June 9th, 2010

When Professor Ackermann used the presentation he found on Slideshare.net, I was very intrigued by what Slideshare has to offer. Wikipedia says the most popular slide hosting services on the web include Slideshare, MyPick, Slideboom, and SlideServe (  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_hosting_services ). According to Slideshare’s website, it is the “world’s largest community for sharing presentations” ( http://www.slideshare.net/about  ). It seems to be mainly a business site serving a professional userbase, but it is also used for educational and fun purposes. Its content can also be shared through social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The main idea behind Slideshare is providing a venue for people to put their ideas out there for the world to see (in ppt form). As students about to start our careers, I think posting presentations of works that we are proud of is a good way to enhance our portfolios. It’s just another way to make business contacts worldwide.

This is a great tool not only for young professionals who want to make business contacts, but also young entrepreneurs who want to get the word out about their product/services. Slideshare has this tool called Leadshare (http://www.slideshare.net/business/leadshare  ) that allows entrepreneurs to gather contact information from the people who view their presentations, pdfs, webinairs, or eBooks. Each contact could potentially be a prospective client, and the variety of users is vast. Leadshare lists small localised businesses, multinational Fortune 500 companies, freelancers, consultants, non profits, educational isntitutions, and others as members of their userbase. Leadshare offers a list of best practices, including how to target the right audience, in the right geographical locations, how to ask the right questions, and how to measure your performance.


2 Responses to “Topic 12: Sharing Documents”

  1. ernie on June 13, 2010 9:55 pm

    I appreciate your remark about building your online portfolio. Some people refer to this as branding yourself on the Internet.

    see 50+ Tips to Brand Yourself Online | Personal Branding Blog, http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/50-tips-to-brand-yourself-online/
    and How to Use the Internet to Become
    a Celebrity or Expert in Your Field, http://www.bob-baker.com/branding/index.html

    BTW, the title of this post has a misspelling

  2. lchacko on June 13, 2010 11:05 pm

    oo, thanks for the links!

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