SlideRocket Blog

Presentation Camp San Francisco

By Nat Robinson on March 23, 2009

I attended my first PresentationCamp on Saturday hosted by SlideShare at their Bryant Street office. There was a diverse audience of folks all looking to share knowledge on how to create, manage and deliver great presentations and in true bar camp style it was an environment that was incredibly open and friendly (although there were some PPT haters… fair enough).

Schedule - Presentation Camp San Francisco

Schedule - Presentation Camp San Francisco

All the presentations were excellent but the ones that stood out for me were:

- Better Beginnings from Dr. Carmen Taran of Rexi Media – (you can check out her book here.)

- Cliff Atkinson of Beyond Bullets fame, who had a highly interactive presentation (you can read his recap of the event here)

- Dave McClure – How To Pitch a VC

You can also review the Twitter feed of the event to find out what people really thought! If you missed this one don’t worry there are more Presentation Camps coming soon. You can join the Google Group to follow their progress OR check Eventbrite for upcoming events. We’re planning on attending as many as we can, hope to see you there!

Announcing the SlideRocket Stimulus Package

By Tracy Frey on March 19, 2009

With the economy taking its toll on both budgets and resources, SlideRocket is doing its part to lower your costs, streamline your workflows and help you win business with great presentations.

Here at Mission Control, we know that SlideRocket really takes off when you have more than one person in your account. With multiple users, you can easily collaborate on presentations, control and update your message easily for anyone who is delivering it, and keep your organization in sync. We use it all the time for our own presentations (I guess that should go without saying…), and I can’t tell you how much  time and frustration using SlideRocket has saved me personally.  I can’t remember the last time I had to search through gazillions of old decks to find the slide I’m looking for – just to change a number or update a graphic, or the last time I had to email a ginormous presentation that of course crashed a colleague’s inbox.  I know, I know – I work here, so I’m totally biased, but I swear using SlideRocket has totally freed me from presentation hell in so many ways. It makes me happy to collaboratively work on presentations with my co-workers now; when was the last time you said that??

We want you to feel this excitement and happiness too, so for the remainder of March we’re giving you a free user ($288 value) for every business subscription of 2 or more users.  In other words, you subscribe 2 users, and you get a 3rd for free. Subscribe 3 users, and you get a 4th for free, etc.

Awesome, right? So, here’s what you need to do to take advantage of this:

  1. Sign up for a 30-Day Trial account. If you have an account already, proceed directly to the next step.
  2. Email Sales at sales@sliderocket.com, or call us at 415.436.9134, push “2,” and say, “Sign me up for the SlideRocket Stimulus Package.”

This offer is good until March 31st, so jump on it and start stimulating your presentations today! (Yeah, we had to say it…)

Why I Llike SlideRocket

By Nat Robinson on March 4, 2009

David Savage is one of the founders of mortgagecoach.com and he really likes SlideRocket. We like that he likes SlideRocket, and we like it so much that we just had to include Dave’s SlideRocket demo in our blog.

Dave talks about topics that are at the core of SlideRocket’s purpose. Improving the quality of your communications, and crystallizing your strategy and ideas so that your prospects and clients understand what value you add. Bingo!

Dave goes on to talk about the ease of publishing and sharing a presentation and inviting people to an HD web meeting on the fly without any of the difficulties of a traditional web meeting. But the thing he REALLY likes is the ability to see who has viewed his presentation using SlideRocket’s analytic tools! Thanks for the review Dave!

If you have a SlideRocket demo or story you’d like to share just email marketing@sliderocket.com and we’ll help you tell it.

Help When You Need It from the New SlideRocket Marketplace

By Tracy Frey on March 3, 2009

When SlideRocket came out of private beta at the end of October, 2008, we launched with the promise of a Marketplace for content and services.  We know your presentations are designed to sell something (be it a service, a product, a lesson, or you!) and we want you to make that sale.  We knew a robust Marketplace of content and services would help you do just that, and we’ve been working like mad behind the scenes to make that dream a reality.

Well, today that day has arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited.  Now, when you log into SlideRocket, you will find our brand new Marketplace portal where you can easily browse and buy content and services for your presentations.  Without ever leaving SlideRocket, you can find people to help you with graphic design, illustration, copy writing, custom photography, video services, motion graphics, presentation coaching and more. Pretty awesome, huh? Do you have a presentation service you are interested in selling in our Services Directory?  Contact marketplace at sliderocket dot com to apply.

In addition to our new Services Directory, we’ve added to our current content partners Fotolia (awesome stock photography) and Mimeo (super easy presentation printing and delivery).  We are pleased to welcome Andertoons (hysterical cartoons), and PresentationPro (graphics and icons) to the family, and we’ll be adding AudioMicro (killer stock audio) and Ascender (custom fonts) very soon.

What would a launch from SlideRocket be without a presentation? Well, don’t fret. If you want to check out some screenshots and groove to a cool AudioMicro tune, all you have to do is click play below. Play it in fullscreen to see it in all its glory.  You can even share this presentation with others if you want – we’d love it!

At SlideRocket, we know that particularly in our current economy, it is of the utmost importance that you optimize your sales and keep your costs to a minimum. We hope our new Marketplace can give you the content and help you need, and save you time and money to boot!  As always, we’d love to hear what you think, so please let us know in the comments.