“Could I have a copy of your slides?” It’s a common question after you have finished your presentation and received the applause. You may just hand the file to the event sponsor to share with the crowd. However, most people will never get back to your slides – not because they were uninterested, but because it is too inconvenient. Is there a more effective way to share a presentation?
Yes there is—in fact, there are several. You can share your hard work, and not only with interested listeners after a presentation, but also with a larger audience you have never met. How many more people all over the world would benefit from the material you have put together? If you share your PowerPoint online, those viewers can find it.
Here are five of the best ways to share a PowerPoint presentation online. Each has its own advantages, so find the method that works best for your current situation.
Of course, one method is to simply upload your PowerPoint to Google Drive or DropBox and give the link to a friend. For sharing with just a few people and with viewers, you know personally, this can be the best option.
To safely share your content with a larger number of viewers, consider one of the other options described below.
Today, services such as iSpring Cloud (soon to be released), SlideShare, SlideBoom, and many others will host your slides on the web.
A word of caution: depending on the service, you may lose animations and effects.
This is a fantastic option if you want to reach the widest audience possible. Custom converters like SlideAlloy, Movavi, Wondershare and others will enable you to turn your PowerPoint into a video (Most of these tools function as add-ins in PowerPoint, giving you an extra tab when you open the program). Click the “Publish” button, and your video will go straight to YouTube.
You can also convert your file to a more flexible format such as HTML5 or Flash. While a quick google search will reveal many free online conversion services, the quality they will produce is questionable at best.
You then can do whatever you want with the converted file: embed it on any website, or upload it to your favorite hosting provider to experience all the advantages described in point # 1.
An LMS, or Learning Management System, such as DigitalChalk, is a great option for anyone whose work is related to education. These systems deliver training programs and online classes.
New technological solutions are developing all the time, but here are 5 of the best ways available today to share your slide decks with a larger audience while remaining in control.
Stay tuned for more tips to make technology work for you.
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Written by: Elizabeth Studenroth
Elizabeth Studenroth has been writing for iSpring for almost a year now. She manages to successfully combine writing about e-Learning with actually teaching people at a community college. Being inspired by both learning and teaching, she is really passionate about both of her jobs. We believe it’s that passion that helps her get down to the bottom of any topic.