SlideShare is a website that allows users to upload and share business documents and presentations over the Internet. PowerPoint, Keynote and OpenOffice presentations, as well as Word and Open Office documents, can all be shared through the SlideShare website interface. Documents and presentations can be downloaded for private use, as well as linked to websites and blogs. In order to download any files located on SlideShare, a user account must be created and signed into, available for free.
Click "Login" to sign into your SlideShare account on the SlideShare home page (see Resources).To create a new SlideShare account, click "Signup." The website will walk you through the account creation process, which involves entering a user name, password, e-mail address, accepting the SlideShare terms of service and logging into your e-mail to verify the account. Once the account has been created, you will be signed into SlideShare.
Browse the available files on SlideShare. Titles can be sorted based on file type, time of upload and whether the file is downloadable or not. Click on the search text field in the upper right corner of the screen and enter keywords to search by topic. Locate the PowerPoint file you wish to download, and click on the file name to proceed to the presentation's page.
Click the link labelled "Download" above the PowerPoint presentation's slideshow page. Click "Save" on the file download window that opens, and the file will be downloaded to your computer. Both presentation and document files can be downloaded in this manner.