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Using Slideshare for Authors

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A brief presentation to accompany blog on how authors can use SlideShare as a promotional tool

A brief presentation to accompany blog on how authors can use SlideShare as a promotional tool

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  • 1. Authors Using SlideshareAnother Social Media Tool to Consider
  • 2. Authors are a busy breed There’s a balancing act for writers between writing and everything else ◦ Family ◦ School ◦ Full Time Jobs ◦ Other hobbies, sports, gym And, besides the actual writing - we need to maintain a social presence
  • 3. And I have one more for you toconsider - SlideShare  Before you scream “Please, no more social sites to maintain!” SlideShare has little to no maintenance.
  • 4. I recently added SlideShare tomy bag of tricks It’s a free and easy way to be found by professionals. Makes you more searchable for: ◦ Speaking opportunities at conferences ◦ Thought leadership for articles on self-publishing, or ◦ Just to have all your bases covered for social sharing networks
  • 5. Slideshare as a tool Embed into your website Embed into your blog Use as part of an online media kit Click through deck right on website page, expand, or go to site
  • 6. Content Marketing – Keep itInteresting Visual - graphics & charts keep peoples attention Informational - content rich presentations get shared Short - no one likes an overly long presentation
  • 7. Connect via the SlideSharelanding page to your onlinepresence
  • 8. SlideShare . . . Offers a basic, free version as well as a more advanced Pro version Connects with Facebook and LinkedIn contacts so they can follow you Brings in your Twitter feed and points to your other social media sites Helps your content go viral
  • 9. The Benefits Market each book with a slideshare deck Promote yourself as a thought leader in the community Create interesting visuals as part of your website or blog Use as a media kit for approaching - or being searchable by -blogs, online pubs, radio and traditional newspapers“ With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million page views, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. .”
  • 10. Good luck! Website  www.lynnricci.com Blog  http://lynnricci.wordpress.com/ Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Lynn.Ricci.Author Twitter  https://twitter.com/LynnRicciGoodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/Lynn_Ricci Amazon  amazon.com/author/lynnricciSlideShare  http://www.slideshare.net/LynnRicciAuthor YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/AuthorLynnRicci

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