Using Slideshare for Authors

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Using Slideshare for Authors

  1. 1. Authors Using SlideshareAnother Social Media Tool to Consider
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Connect via the SlideSharelanding page to your onlinepresence
  8. 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. 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. 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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