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PR Connection- Slidecasts and Slideshare March 30, 2010

Filed under: PR Connections,PRCA 3030 — aschlum1 @ 4:28 pm

What is a slidecast? A slidecast, according to Wikipedia, is, “a term that is used to describe an audio podcast that is combined with a slideshow or diaporama presentation. It is similar to a video podcast in that it combines dynamically-generated imagery with audio synchronization, but it is different in that it uses presentation software, such as PowerPoint, to create the imagery and the sequence of display separately from the time of the audio podcast’s original recording.”

For my PR and Social Media course at Georgia Southern University, we were asked to create a slidecast for a public relations trade book that we read. At first, I was confused and had no idea what to do. After researching and looking into it, I realized that a slidecast wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be.

By using Slideshare, anyone can upload a PowerPoint presentation onto the Internet for free. Once the presentation is uploaded, there is an option to upload a slidecast (mp3). Once your mp3 is uploaded, Slideshare lets the user sync the slides to talking portion that you wish for each slide to be with.

Slidecasts are a new and interesting way to present things. With today’s technology, it is important for everyone to understand and be able to use slidecasting. I am glad that I understand how to do a slidecast presentation now and I believe it will help me in the future.

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