With around 60 million visitors and 130 million pageviews per month, SlideShare is one of most frequented websites in the world. Whether you’re a blogger, an online marketer or a brand, the social platform provides you with an excellent opportunity of sharing your presentations (as well as documents, videos, PDFs and webinars) with a vibrant ever-growing community.
Provided you do it right, you can make your content go viral on SlideShare very quickly. Your content can spread like wildfire via social media platforms like Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter. In a few minutes, you can reach out to your target audience, deliver your message and engage them the way you want.
Though I was always interested in becoming a contributing member of the thriving SlideShare community, I couldn’t do it due to paucity of time (I’m a freelancer, as you may know). Thankfully, I found some free time. I thought it was finally time for me too to explore the capabilities of this slide sharing platform, and test the waters.
So, I created my first presentation. A little one.
I did it just yesterday. I created and uploaded a PowerPoint presentation titled “6 Types of Guest Posts I’ll Never Accept” to SlideShare .
Can you guess what happened?
Well, this was only my first SlideShare presentation and it went ‘HOT’ both on Facebook and Linkedin.
I received two emails, one after another.
The first email that I got from the SlideShare team informed:
“6 Types of Guest Posts I’ll Never Accept” is being talked about on Facebook more than anything else on SlideShare right now. So, we put it on the SlideShare homepage, in the “Hot on Facebook” section”.
Here’s the screenshot –
The second one announced:
“6 Types of Guest Posts I’ll Never Accept” is being talked about on LinkedIn more than anything else on SlideShare right now. So, we put it on the SlideShare homepage, in the “Hot on LinkedIn” section”.
Here’s the screenshot –
When I was creating this PowerPoint presentation, I had no idea it could go viral (well, kind of!) so quickly – 1000+ views in just one day.
Wow, I felt super-excited!
Since I like celebrating every small success, I thought it would be nice sharing this interesting story with you.
Since I created the presentation on my own, and it was my very first experience, it took me around 4-5 hours to complete. All I did was choose a topic that was one of the latest buzzwords (i.e. guest posting) in online or content marketing and share my personal experiences about publishing guest posts, a little attractively.
I feel really glad that people connected with me, and they liked what I wanted to say. I feel inspired.
A lot of thanks.
Considering the kind of success I achieved with my first presentation, I can never afford to say ‘No’ to creating more and more value-added content and sharing them with the thriving community of SlideShare in the coming weeks. Though my main focus would always be on the quality of content, I will definitely give it my best to make the presentation as much engaging and fun (by the use of my artistic capabilities) as possible. I hope my future presentations will be liked and loved even more.
And I would definitely not forget to share my experiences as I go on.
So, stay tuned!
Are you using SlideShare as a tool to connect with your target audience, clients and prospective customers? Feel free to let me know about your personal experiences in the comment section below.