Slideshare is a “cloud” based presentation tool that takes your uploaded Powerpoint/Keynote/PDF presentations and turns them into a Flash based presentation. This alleviates hassle in a number of different areas:
- Everyone who has flash (and even some that don’t) can access your slide show
- You don’t have to worry about uploading/downloading your presentation at conference, in the classroom, at training
- You can easily narrate, incorporate Youtube videos, and add your slide notes as captions **ADA Compliant**
Think of Slideshare as a “Youtube” for Powerpoints and it will make more sense. I have used this tool for a while and have enjoyed it a great deal. Recently they made a change though that has all slowed my usage of the program dramatically. They began charging for “premium” features such as making things “unlisted”. Many times I want to upload drafts to share to others, but not to make public for everybody and their mama to see and I can’t do that now unless I pay for it. I’m not saying they shouldn’t charge because I understand that they have to eat too, but I just can’t afford to pay for everybody’s premium services so I’ve found other solutions.
I rely heavily upon Google Docs for sharing work between myself and my colleagues. I’ve also used Dropbox a great deal. I tried using Microsoft Sky Drive, but there is still a lot of bugs that need to be worked out before I can utilize that heavily.
What do you think? Do you have any other solutions I’m missing?
Here is my Slideshare presentation