SlideShare is one of the most powerful visual social networks but remains under the radar compared to other visual spots. For a hacker, however, SlideShare is a goldmine of useful and easily digestible information. There really isn’t a better way to consume dense content so quickly. Here are the 15 best SlideShare decks that share big ideas, helpful strategies and invaluable tools and tips condensed into succinct slides.
If you have a favorite SlideShare that didn’t make this list, please share it in the comments for everybody to enjoy.
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1. The Future of Work
PSFK Labs report that goes into great depth about their research and findings on what we can expect the future of work to look like. If you don’t have time for in-depth information, they provide a succinct, informative summary in the first few slides.
2. 20 Jobs of the Future
Sparks and Honey present 20 of the most interesting jobs that we can expect to see in the near future. If you have a career change in mind, maybe one of these creative new jobs will interest you.
3. Design Your Career 2013
If you’re inspired by the previous deck, then jump in here and follow this step-by-step (and beautifully designed) guide to designing a career that you love.
4. Pixar’s 22 Rules for Phenomenal Storytelling
The best brands tell a compelling story to convert masses of people into raving customers. Think TOMS, Ben and Jerry’s or Charity: Water. Here’s how the pros at Pixar do it.
5. The Future of Business Models
Are traditional business models going the way of the Dodo bird? That is the question this deck addresses and gives concrete examples of companies that are pioneering new ways of doing business.
6. 52 Tools for Any Company to Innovate Like a Startup
“Startups are not smaller versions of big companies”, so says Steven Blank, author of The Startup Owner’s Manual. Luckily, with these 52 tools any company can be more agile, responsive and focused on innovation.
7. Trading Up The Chain: How To Make National News in 3 Easy Steps
A smart, no-nonsense look at how to take your small content or blog and ‘trade it up’ to gather larger exposure and, ultimately, conversion rates. Written by a media and PR professional, and exerpts from his book, Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, he takes the mystery out of much of the behind the scenes process and makes it accessible to the average person.
8. Crap, the Content Marketing Deluge
The deluge of information is upon us and if you’re in business or are in a marketing role, you have to find a way to cut through the clutter (er, crap). This deck has a simple but important message to share about how to just that.
9. 40 Tools in 20 Minutes: Hacking Your Marketing Career
Marketing career or not, these 40 tools are invaluable in making you more efficient, more productive and turn up your marketing savvy. Brilliantly broken down into 6 topics so you know exactly what each tool is best used for.
10. Expert Tips for Getting Started on Social Media
A wide assortment of social media experts were asked to answer the following question: If you were to give a one-sentence tip to a small business owner just starting out with social media, what would you say?
This deck is a collection of their answers.
11. How to Create the Perfect Social Media Post
Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick crafted this deck to help people create “the perfect posts” for social media. If you’re not going to listen to one of the smartest minds in social media, then who will you listen to?
12. The Number One Mistake Everybody Makes on Twitter
Twitter is fast becoming the primary social media platform for many brands (some would argue it is already the marketing platform). This one tip will not only prevent you from annoying Gary Vaynerchuk, but make sure your content gets more eyeballs on it.
13. Ideate! Create and Develop World-Changing Ideas
Learn how to take that little idea and make it something that impacts a community and changes lives.
14. Digital Learning Futures: 3 Things About Future Learning
The way we learn is changing rapidly given the increasingly ubiquitous nature of the interwebs and all the various ways we consume information. This smart deck will take you on a journey through what we can expect the near future to look like in education.
15. Top 100 Tools for Learning
Want more about education and learning? Here’s 100 clickable links to sites that promote and support learning on a wide variety of topics.
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