Identifying impact with SlideShare

6 05 2011

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus (job title), at UKOLN has written a post about using SlideShare stats to identify impact. This was for the JISC-funded PoWR project looking at the preservation of Web resources. PoWR project resources had been embedded and favourited, and had view stats in SlideShare; some of the comments included useful anecdotal evidence on impact.


SlideShare – presentation book recommendations

18 01 2011

Quoting from an email from SlideShare about presentation book recommendations from their “Facebook Friends”, the following are some of their favourite presentation books:

  • The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
    by Michael Alley
  • The Jelly Effect: How to Make Your Communication Stick
    by Andy Boundes
  • slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
    by Nancy Duarte
  • The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
    by Carmine Gallo
  • Clear and to the Point: 8 Psychological Principles for Compelling PowerPoint Presentations
    by Stephen M. Kosslyn
  • Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery
    by Garr Reynolds
  • The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures
    by Dan Roam

Free SlideShare iPad app

20 09 2010

The new app for iPad is called ‘Slide by Slide’; it is powered by the SlideShare API, and its features are listed in iTunes as:

  1. Conveniently search for presentations from
  2. Enjoy the presentation ad-free and distraction-free while in landscape mode
  3. Also see the description along with the presentation when in portrait mode
  4. Keep a history of slideshows visited
  5. Easily share presentations using facebook, twitter, or email
  6. Change background colour while going through a presentation in landscape mode for viewing pleasure

There is currently one comment listed, that it would be good if you could also access your SlideShare account through this app as well. I have to agree.


  • SlideShare: share presentations, documents, and professional videos
  • Slide by Slide on iTunes: browse presentations from SlideShare
  • iPad: experience the web, email, photo and video with just the touch of a finger

What happens when the presentation is over?

25 06 2010

Mike Ellis, Research & Innovation Group, eduserv responded to my post on the Museums Computer Group list, and provided some great leads to consider in my research, my favourite quote is:

Once I’ve delivered my talk, I upload to my Slideshare space (, tweet about them, embed on my blog, etc etc. I also make sure that the slides are marked as CC, and that any images I use are CC and credited accordingly. By doing this the conversation about the topic is encouraged to continue beyond the walls of the presentation venue.

CC = Creative Commons

This relates to some of the research I have done on classroom and screencasting technologies i.e. what happens after the presentation – is it recorded? and can it be played back or shared?

Mike also provided the following links: