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Why Slides Rock (and Why You Should Start Making Them)

Today I want to talk to you about why slides rock. And what better way to do that than to show you a quick slide presentation?

Here’s why slides rock, and why you should make slide presentations for your business

Last year, I started a new series at Big Brand System called Brown Bag Webinars. Every month, I host a live webinar on a different topic that’s designed to help people grow their businesses. These webinars are basically live slide presentations.

We’ve covered topics like websites, marketing, ebooks, using images to market your business, branding, color and more.

As a matter of fact, all the webinar are available to watch instantly right here on the website. To get a webinar replay, just click on Brown Bag Webinars in the navigation menu. Then fill in your email address for the webinar you want to see, and I’ll send you the link, plus any bonus materials I shared during the webinar.

Let’s get back to why slides rock. I’ve got four reasons to share with you, but there are a lot more.

Reason #1: Easy social media images

Your attention-getting slides can get you extra attention when you share them on social media like Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Reason #2: Amplify your message on YouTube

It’s simple to record your slide presentation and share it on YouTube as a video. YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and you want your business to be there. That’s exactly what I did with the video above.

Reason #3: Instant email marketing images

Slide images are perfect for your email marketing: use them to illustrate concepts you talk about and make your emails stand out in those inboxes. Because your slides will all have a similar graphic style (if you make them right, that is) they’ll look good when used together.

Reason #4: Animate your sales message

You can embed your slide shows on your sales page to show people what your product offers, and why it helps. It’s a simple way to animate your sales message for those who prefer to watch and not read.

This week’s question

Have you created and used slides before? If you have, were they for a live presentation, or for one of the uses I mentioned above?

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9 thoughts on “Why Slides Rock (and Why You Should Start Making Them)”

  1. Hi Pam:
    I wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed receiving your helpful e-mails over the last few months. In fact, I felt a bit like a freeloader, getting far more than I deserved. I even worried how you could generate enough revenue to continue your blog. Then I saw your promotion for Brown Bag Webinars and my concern was put to rest. What a great subscription service. Sign me up for the whole series. I’m delighted to have access to such a great library of talented marketing communicators.
    Bob

    • Hi Bob,

      Thanks for the kind words! The Brown Bag Webinars are also free, and are set up so you can sign up for the ones you’re most interested in individually.

      At the end of many of the webinars I offer a product that provides a solution to meet the challenge the webinar topic is about. The wonderful folks who buy those products keep this whole operation going. 😉

      If you’d like to learn more about what I have to offer, you can visit this page.

  2. Uh oh – I see another winner in this Visual Buzz 101 series! I love learning about design and all the great tools that are available to us, and of course Pamela and colleagues do such an excellent job with their offerings. I’ve learned SO MUCH from Big Brand System, I’m heading over to sign up for Visual Buzz. It sounds like it will teach me to add just the pizzazz I’m looking for to my communications.

  3. Pamela – I have to say that I really like everything that you create, from your graphics to your very well presented Webinar. You are very talented. In fact, I want to be like you when I grow up 🙂

  4. Honestly, I have seen many slide presentations, yet never thought to use them to brand and market online until seeing this video. You have definitely given me something to think about for my new business. Thanks Pamela for this post!

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