SlideShare Best Practices: How to Turn Written Content Into a Winning Deck

SlideShare was the “quiet giant of content marketing” way back in 2011, even before being acquired by LinkedIn. Now? It’s one of the most influential social media platforms for businesses and big thinkers.

But while SlideShare has proven to be a great new medium for sharing content, many people are still asking how to get started with it.

In tomorrow's article, Dave Paradi share best practices for the simplest way to get started with SlideShare: turning a written piece of content into a SlideShare deck.

Stay tuned. 

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Thanks for the opportunity to share this with the +Copyblogger community. I look forward to the discussion here and answering questions people may have.
 
+Joe Putnam Thanks for sharing this example. Its hows how the benefit of converting a written piece to a SlideShare deck can be measured.
 
You're welcome, +Dave Paradi. It's a no-brainer to repurpose written content into a SlideShare presentation.
 
The SlideShare deck of this article has been recognized by SlideShare and is featured on their home page! Thanks to the +Copyblogger community for their interest.
 
I use SlideShare a lot and it's an excellent content marketing tool. I recently tried Haiku deck too.

You can save Haiku decks as PDF files and then upload the PDF to SlideShare.  
 
Haiku deck and many other tools can create a great presentation that can be saved in a format that can be uploaded to SlideShare. PDF is a good choice because it preserves the fonts. What tools do others prefer for creating presentations?
 
I am brand new to Slideshare, and of course my first attempt was pretty lame. But I expect any new venture to be weak at the start. However, it immediately ranked very well for the keyword phrase I was targeting, so I was encouraged to make more. Thanks for the detailed and encouraging article +Dave Paradi . So many people on this topic make you feel like a failure if you aren't a fancy schmancy graphic designer. Your post made me feel that this is something I can do and get better at. 
 
I'm glad you kept at it. As you create more decks, you will get better. I really want to encourage the non-designers to give this a try. If you have a reasonable expectation, it is achievable. Don't think you need to compete with the top designers - you don't. If you create a deck that contains useful information clearly presented, people will appreciate it.
 
+Dave Paradi As an accountant, and having to use Microsoft at work I have always used powerpoint, but after buying my first Mac a year ago I love Keynote, just more user friendly (in my opinion).  Thanks for the great article Dave, it's the kick in the pants I need to convert my articles to slides and share them on slideshare.
 
+Value Investors Daily  Glad this gave you the inspiration to get started. On the Authority webinar tomorrow, I'll be showing some tips and techniques for creating great slides for your SlideShare decks. I'll be doing the demonstration in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows, but will comment on what works or doesn't in PowerPoint for Mac and in Keynote. I find that PowerPoint has more tools than Keynote, and it is what my corporate clients use.
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