Put your SlideShare presentations on your Facebook profile and page

SlideShare is the biggest slide-sharing site and you may have posted presentations there. I have a few myself.

You can display your SlideShare presentations on your Facebook profile. If you also have a Facebook page for your business, you can display these presentations on your page as well. Here you can see how they look on my Ellen Finkelstein on Presenting page. While you’re at it, why not go there and Like my page? It’s a great place to ask me questions and get answers! Click the SlideShare link on the left to see the presentations.

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powerpoint_tips-slideshare-on-facebook-pageI discovered this feature from a new book, Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies, by Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare, and Andrea Vahl. If you use Facebook for your business, the book is amazingly complete, at over 600 pages. But it’s well-organized into 9 “books,” so you can find just what you need.

I encourage you to go to Phyllis Khare’s website, www.phylliskhare.com, to download a free chapter of the book.

Unfortunately, getting the SlideShare app, as it’s called, on your page involves many steps, most of which are not obvious. Worse, each time Facebook makes changes to its interface, which is often, the steps change. Still, here’s my best shot. These steps assume that you already have a SlideShare account and at least one presentation uploaded there.

Go to your personal Facebook profile page, making sure you’re logged in under your personal profile. (It’s possible to log in under your page, but you don’t want that right now.) This is just to make sure you’re logged in.

Go to http://apps.facebook.com/slideshare. The Request for Permission page appears. Click Allow.

Click the Sync SlideShare.net Account link at the upper right. You should see your presentations. Now, if you go to your personal powerpoint_tips-slideshare-on-facebook-pageprofile page and click the SlideShare link under Apps (on the left), you should see SlideShare. Click the My Slidespace tab to see your presentations. I don’t like the fact that the default tab is Popular, which displays other people’s presentations, but I don’t see any way around that.

Now that SlideShare is added to your profile, go to http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=2490221586. This page lets you add the app to your Facebook page, if you have one.

Click the Add to My Page link, shown with the red arrow in the screenshot to the right.

You’ll see a list of your pages. Click Add to Page next to the page you want and click Close.

Now go to that Facebook page, click the down arrow to the right of the Home link at the upper-right corner, and choose Use Facebook as Page.

Next to the page you want, click Switch.

On your Facebook page wall, click the Edit Page button at the upper right.

Click the Apps link in the left menu. You’ll see a list of the apps you’ve added. Just below the SlideShare app, shown below, click Go to App.

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A message tells you that you have to switch to using Facebook as yourself. (I know, it’s confusing!) Click Continue.

Click Yes and you’re done!

Now go to your page and click the SlideShare link on the left to see your presentations!

 

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