SlideShare takes over YouTube (sorta)We've been asked many
times, "What if I have a video in my presentation?" Sometimes there is a
product demo, a movie clip, or a screencast and there just hasn't been a
good way to share it on SlideShare.
Starting today you can embed
YouTube videos into SlideShare. It's really easy. After uploading
your video, go to your presentation. Choose the slide and paste the embed
code for the video. We will add a slide in that spot with the video
You can embed multiple videos into the slide. Have fun
View the demo or learn more.
to Show Up 'Most Viewed'We have been crunching the
data to understand what makes for popular presentations and here is what we
found. A great, catchy title helps a lot. We found a lot of great
presentations with dreary titles and a lot of dreary presentations with
catchy titles. Remember catchy titles help get people to view your
We also found that thumbnails matter. A
eye-catching thumbnail can have double the number of views than same
presentation with bad thumbnails. By the way, its not enough to have a
great first slide. See how it shows up when you convert the presentation.
Also remember you can upload a jpg to be used as the thumbnail if you
don't like the way the first slide shows up.
And overall dark
thumbnails seem to get more views than light thumbnails. Don't ask us why
Keynote '09 Support Coming
If you followed MacWorld you
probably caught the iWork '09 announcement. This new version of Apple's
productivity suite changes the way Keynote files are
We are working on supporting the
new Keynote format so iWork '09 users can have as much fun on SlideShare
as the rest of us. Stay tuned to our blog for updates, or you can just
grab the blog's rss
Reasons Presentations will be Big in '09EYP from empoweryourpoint.com has a
great series of slideshows on "10 Reasons Presentations will be big in
2009. Here's his first four!
Top 10 Reasons Presentations will be big in 2009
To be continued
Let SlideShare Find you More
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potential customers on slideshare. Send an email to
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