5 Tips on How to Use Slideshare for your Brand

For those of you who do not know much about Slideshare it is a wonderful online and offline tool which you can use for presentations, mini-books, sales pitches, inspiration and so much more.

Here are 5 tips for you to use it for your Brand.

Join Slideshare and upload your first presentation

Visit www.slideshare.net and open an account. It is free. Read the help manuals and take a look at some of the presentations. Get some idea’s. Then start with one of your presentations. If you don’t have one, do one. It can be anything. If you have presentations or powerpoints or keynotes you can upload them.

If you are a professional speaker this is a powerful media for you

You will find that many professional speakers upload their presentations there. It is a great way to leave breadcrumbs for your audience. So at your next presentation tell the audience that your presentation is up on your slideshare account and they can download it for free.

Slideshare is a powerful learning tool

You will get regular emails from slideshare on their top presentations or you can visit their site and search for some. There are some wonderful idea’s in them and if you don’t have the time to read them then and there you can download it and read it at your leisure.

Share the presentations you love

Slideshare gives you a wonderful option at the end of each presentation to share it across social media networks. Do it. You never know you might just connect with the person who made it. It also works both ways. People will be able to share your presentations as well.

Watch and Learn

Have a look at some of the presentations on Slideshare. Look at the one’s with the most shares and likes and downloads. Ask yourself why are they so good? What are they doing right? The answers will help you develop better and better presentations.

Eventually people will be sharing your presentations.

About Author

Fred Felton is a keynote speaker, social media consultant, author business analyst and website designer. Fred is also owner of Falcon’s Cove a digital media agency based in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa. You can also find Fred on Twitter and Facebook.

5 Tips To Rise To The Top On Pinterest

Pinterest might be more important to your brand than you think!  More brands are recognizing the power and importance of a strong social media presence to convert to sales!!  Many major retailers are turning to Pinterest and not simply relying on Facebook. According to Sephora’s head of digital Julie Bornstein, Pinterest members spend 15 times more on the company’s products than Facebook fans.

Here are 5 EASY Tips that will help get your pins and boards noticed:

1. Create at least 24 Pinterest boards; which will give you 3 rows of board content. It may sound like a lot of boards, but once you get started, you will find it is easy to find topics.
2. Don’t just create content related to your business. Add some topical boards that will drive people to your boards such as celebrities, movies, food. Make them fun!
3. Make your images dynamic. Look for photos that are colorful and large. People are visual and you will get more likes, and repins of from those images.
4. Add fresh pins daily to your boards. You can look through the feed, do searches on Pinterest under key terms or find new content via google. The more you add, the more visibility you will gain.
5. Gain new Pinterest followers by liking pins that interest you and following others!! The more activity you create, the faster you will gain followers and visibility. (

Do you currently have a Pinterest account? Feel free to share a link to yours here as well as any tips you have found that have helped you convert your pins into sales!