Perhaps this article should be sub-titled: "Expand the Audience for Your Presentation."
So you gave a presentation at your local genealogy society? Perhaps you had handouts as well. However, it might be better to allow everyone to view your slides online at any time they wish. In fact, anyone who was unable to attend your presentation in person will also benefit from online availability, even if that person is on the other side of the world. Placing your slides online will give you "extra mileage" from your presentation, reaching a wider audience than you could ever accomplish otherwise.
How about your voice? Wouldn't it be great to place the slides online AND your accompanying talk as well?
Using the methods described in this article, you can place the slides online, whether you own a Web site or not. Even better, anyone can view the slides, even if they do not have PowerPoint installed on their computer.
The easiest method of sharing your PowerPoint slides online is to simply upload the PowerPoint file(s) to a web site. That's easy for you, but a really poor solution for your intended audience. First of all, the would-be viewer has to download the file, something that many people do not know how to do or else won't do because they are afraid of viruses or similar problems. How many of your visitors will want to go to the bother of downloading and installing software, just to watch your slideshow?
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