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SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations, and now its 60 million users can create beautiful presentations right from the site with Haiku Deck.

Haiku Deck makes it easy for anyone to create stunning, image-rich slides, in a fraction of the time required by other presentation tools. It's a powerful way to communicate ideas, articulate a vision, and share expertise. With the new SlideShare integration, this content is now instantly available to a wide audience.

More about the Haiku Deck philosophy of simple, beautiful, and fun here: http://www.haikudeck.com/about

Haiku Deck for SlideShare Reviewer's Guide

Published on Nov 18, 2015

A step-by-step introduction to Haiku Deck for SlideShare -- a new integrated experience that makes it easy for anyone to create and share stunning presentations.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Haiku Deck for SlideShare

Reviewer's Guide
SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations, and now its 60 million users can create beautiful presentations right from the site with Haiku Deck.

Haiku Deck makes it easy for anyone to create stunning, image-rich slides, in a fraction of the time required by other presentation tools. It's a powerful way to communicate ideas, articulate a vision, and share expertise. With the new SlideShare integration, this content is now instantly available to a wide audience.

More about the Haiku Deck philosophy of simple, beautiful, and fun here: http://www.haikudeck.com/about
Photo by Foglienere

Create + Publish

Easily create beautiful presentations and instantly share on SlideShare
Both SlideShare and Haiku Deck believe that everybody has ideas and stories worth sharing. This collaboration makes it easy and accessible for anyone to bring those stories to life visually and reach a broad audience.
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Get Started

This new integration extends and deepens the partnership announced in December 2012, when Haiku Deck added the ability to upload decks to SlideShare. Since that time, thousands of Haiku Decks have been uploaded to SlideShare, and many have been featured on the SlideShare home page.

Haiku Deck for SlideShare, with a streamlined integrated login, makes it easier than ever to create standout presentations.

Hands-on: Visit http://www.slideshare.net/create and click Accept to link your Haiku Deck account to SlideShare, or to create a new one.
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Just Type a Few Words

Haiku Deck helps you keep it simple
Most presentation experts recommend focusing on a single idea per slide and keeping text to a minimum. Haiku Deck encourages these best practices--the less text you include, the better a slide looks (and the easier it will be to read on any device).

As with the Japanese poetry form that inspired the app’s name, the constraints are designed to unlock creativity and inspire a deeper level of expression.

Hands-on: Each Haiku Deck slide is designed for minimal text: two lines, or a short block. Just start typing to see how the font size adjusts automatically. To create a new slide, click ADD SLIDE at lower right. Hover over a slide to COPY or DELETE it. To change the order, simply drag a slide to the position you’d like.

40 million+ free, beautiful, Creative Commons images, available via integrated keyword search.

Images capture our attention in a way that text alone cannot, and Haiku Deck’s unique built-in keyword image search puts millions of Creative Commons-licensed images at your fingertips so you can quickly find the perfect backdrop for your words. Sizing, formatting, and attribution are all handled seamlessly, leaving you plenty of time for creative exploration and inspiration.

Hands-on: Click the blue Image icon on the left, choose a tag or type a keyword, and explore. To get a sense of breadth, try searching for a landmark, a neighborhood, or a favorite food. You can also search for colors, patterns, or more abstract concepts. In a published deck, the Creative Commons license information will appear at the bottom of each slide.
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Flexible Image Importing

Your photos, your way
You can also import your own images from your computer or from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive, and other popular services. This approach is useful for illustrating a process, creating a portfolio, or adding a personal touch. You can also include screenshots of charts, graphs, or other custom graphics.

Hands-on: Click the blue Image icon, then UPLOAD under the orange SEARCH button to connect your account and pull in your favorite images.

To crop or adjust placement of your image, look for the controls in the lower right corner of the slide.
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Six Stylish Themes

To match your message or mood
Most presentation tools don’t make it easy to produce beautiful, attention-grabbing slides for those of us without design skills or a big budget. Haiku Deck makes everyone feel like a designer with six stunning themes that offer a polished look with minimal formatting time.

Instead of wrestling with master templates, sizing options, and endless font variations, you can choose a look for your deck with a single click, and spend more time bringing your message to life.

Hands-on: Click THEMES (top center). To get a sense of the stylistic range, try Picaresque, Cinematic, and Zissou. You can also toggle the image filter here.
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CUSTOM CHARTS

In Haiku Deck you can quickly create flawlessly beautiful pie charts, bar graphs, and stat charts, with no need for linked spreadsheets or complicated formulas.

Hands-on: Click the blue Image icon, then the Chart icon. Select the chart type you’d like, then click and type to add or edit data points and labels. Click + to add a new field. Each Haiku Deck theme applies a coordinating chart color palette for a beautifully cohesive look.

One-Click Formatting

For optimal readability
Another secret to stunning presentations is to keep formatting consistent. Haiku Deck offers 24 high-impact layout options for optimal text placement and readability. In keeping with the spirit of the app, there’s flexibility to make each slide look sharp without too many choices. As with the themes, each layout is applied with a click to keep the focus on developing your story instead of fussing with formatting.

Hands-on: Click the green Layout icon on the left and find the text placement option that works best with your image. You can either go for consistency, using the same layout option for your entire deck, or take a more dynamic approach, tailoring the layout to each individual slide.

You can also add (or remove) a shaded background behind your slide text to improve readability. Click the blue Image icon, check or uncheck the TEXT BACKGROUND box.
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High Design

With minimal effort
In short, we hear consistently that Haiku Deck makes people feel more creative, more confident, and more excited about their material. It’s not uncommon for people to think that Haiku Deck slides were professionally designed, and many people are blown away at how quickly and easily they can create something that looks amazing.

Hands-on: To use a solid-color background like this one, click the blue Image icon, then the diagonally divided rectangle to select your preferred color. We like to work solid-color slides into the mix to make words stand out, or to break up and signal sections of a deck, creating a sense of structure and rhythm.

Share with Millions

Reach SlideShare's 60 million monthly visitors
We believe everyone has amazing stories to share, and we make it easy to set those stories free! Each Haiku Deck you create can be published directly to SlideShare, where it can be shared, embedded, or viewed on any mobile device.

Hands-on: Adjust your deck's title in the top left, and click the Play button at top right to preview your work. When you're ready, click Publish, and your work will be uploaded right to SlideShare. Your work saves automatically as you go, and you can always revisit presentations in progress by clicking your account icon in the very top right corner, then MY UPLOADS.

Creative Community

A stream of new ideas and inspiration
Innovative communicators around the world have already been using Haiku Deck and SlideShare to circulate slides from live presentations, to build thought leadership, and for content marketing.

And both Haiku Deck and SlideShare are passionate about helping people communicate their ideas effectively and making them feel more inspired.

See tips on choosing effective visuals and making presentations poetic, from Haiku Deck's Chief Inspiration Officer, on the SlideShare blog:
http://blog.slideshare.net/author/catherinecarr/

See Haiku Decks on SlideShare at
http://www.slideshare.net/HaikuDeck and by searching for "Haiku Deck" anywhere on the SlideShare site.
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Set Your Story Free

More about Haiku Deck: http://www.haikudeck.com

More about SlideShare:
http://www.slideshare.net/about

Try Haiku Deck for SlideShare: http://slideshare.net/create

If you have a question, need more information, or would like to arrange a personalized briefing or demo, please don’t hesitate to contact us at media@haikudeck.com. We can't wait to hear your feedback about Haiku Deck for SlideShare.
Photo by Jeff Kubina