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Presenting your research: Share Your Presentations

Introduction

Regardless of which tool you use to create your slides, you will likely want to be able to share them once they are completed. These tools are some of the best for posting your slides online, sharing them with your audience in real time or after your presentation. They can also be useful for including your slides on a website or blog. Click on any link below to navigate directly to a tool:

Slideshare

Slideshare is a great option for sharing your presentations online. You can upload your slides to Slideshare and from there it is easy for anyone to find your slides, share them via social media or embed them on a website or blog. A great option if you want to embed your slides online. Some people even use it to display resumes. (Note: Some fonts and other formatting details may display differently on Slideshare, so it is always best to review your slides after uploading them.)

SpeakerDeck

Speaker Deck is another option for sharing your presentations online. It is similar to the style of Slideshare, but is ad free. Also, when you embed slideshows, they will automatically resize to the size of the space in which they are being embedded.

SlideSnack and FlipSnack

SnackTools offers two other nice options for sharing your slides online. The first, SlideSnack, is similar to Slideshare or SpeakerDeck in that it can just display your slides online, but it also offers the additional option to add a voiceover to your slides to create an online presentation that can be posted on YouTube. You must first save your slides as a PDF document before uploading them, but this means that SlideSnack can accomodate any types of slides that can be saved as PDFs. The video below offers a sense of how it works.

The second tool, FlipSnack, also works for any PDF document and it creates an animated flipbook of the document that can be embedded on any website. The video below shows FlipSnack in action.

Presefy

Presefy allows you to store your presentations online so that you are always ready to present them anywhere and from virtually any device. Once you upload your presentation to Presefy, you can also share it in real time with your audience in any browser. This lets audience members follow along with your slides as you speak. It is available in both free and paid versions.

Slideshark

SlideShark is an app for mobile devices that will allow you to present your slides from your mobile device. It also allows you to upload your presentations to store them in the cloud.

Screencast-O-Matic

Screencast-O-Matic makes it easy to create screencasts without downloading software. It works on both Macs and PCs and can be used to create demonstration videos or to create video versions of your presentation. The free version supports videos up to 15 minutes in length and a pro version is available with additional features as well. The video below shows Screencast-O-Matic in action.

Screenr

Another great option for quick screencasts is Screenr. This tool works on both Macs and PCs and doesn't require any download or installation. Just click record and you are ready to start creating your screencast. Finished videos can be embedded on any website or uploaded to YouTube.

Jing

Jing is another free and easy way to create screencasts. Created by TechSmith, the makers of SnagIt and Camtasia, Jing is focused on making short videos of 5 minutes or less, but it makes creating and sharing screencasts very quick, particularly for those who are familiar with TechSmith products.