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Which one is the best presentation sharing platform?

Features Compared:

Support for PowerPoint animations, narration and in-slide video

Support for PowerPoint animations as well as narrated audio, music or in-slide video - they all stay intact

Secure embeds

Keep your presentation private and yet embed it in blogs and websites you allow

Showcase your presentations with multiple channels

Why restrict yourself to just one channel? Create as many as you like.

PowerPoint to video

Convert your presentations to video and share them on YouTube or your good old TV screen

Create better presentations, faster

With a free desktop plug-in search and insert web images and videos from within PowerPoint.

Presentation Sharing options

You can share presentations privately (even in the free account).

Presentation Analytics

Get insights into who viewed your presentation and other statistics related to your presentations

Showcase your brand

Create branded channels, complete with the look and feel you choose

Present Live

For online meetings, in real time

Value for your money

Start with a free account on authorSTREAM or choose from feature-rich premium accounts. Compare prices with SlideShare and decide about value for yourself.

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Support for PowerPoint animations, narration and in-slide video

Animations, narrated audio, other sounds and in-slide video are there in PowerPoint for a reason: they help users create effective content. Be it a college lecture or simply a presentation to communicate a corporate message, we know such features of PowerPoint can make high impact. You will find support for these PowerPoint features in authorSTREAM.

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Presentation Sharing options

authorSTREAM allows users to upload private or public presentations even in a free account, unlike SlideShare (which only allows presentations to be uploaded publicly under the free or ‘Basic’ account).

(You can see SlideShare Plans here )

authorSTREAM Free vs. SlideShare Basic

Sharing Option authorSTREAM SlideShare
Public sharing Yes Yes
Private Sharing Yes --

Further, in authorSTREAM premium membership accounts, there are more sharing options available to the uploader. Uploaders can choose from one of the following options:

  • Anyone with the presentation link can view the presentation after signing into authorSTREAM
  • Only the uploader can view the presentation, keeping it completely private
  • The uploader can allow only those users to view the presentations who have the pass code (generated by the uploader, one for each presentation)
  • Only selected people can view the presentation
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Secure embeds

Sometimes you want to embed your presentation in your own blog or website but prevent anyone else from embedding it on another website. So what if you could have your private presentations embedded on only the websites you explicitly permit? Well, authorSTREAM allows you to do that and you can in fact allow up to 5 different websites to embed your private presentation.

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Presentation Analytics

Here, SlideShare did a pretty good job but authorSTREAM still beats them feature for feature. Get insights into who viewed your presentation and other statistics related to your presentations.

Data Available authorSTREAM SlideShare
Views Yes Yes
Traffic source distribution Yes Yes
Top search keywords Yes Yes
View stats by geolocation Yes Yes
Facebook and Twitter stats Yes Yes
Referral URLs Yes Yes
Average time spent per slide Yes --
Who viewed your presentation and till which slide Yes --
Download stats as CSV Yes --
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Showcase your presentations with multiple channels

Most presentation users create presentations on multiple topics. So why restrict yourself to just one channel (or web page) to showcase your presentations? On authorSTREAM you can create as many such presentation channels as you like, each on the topic you choose.

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Showcase your brand, lavishly

Create branded channels (only in a premium membership account starting at $39.95 /month), complete with the look and feel you choose:

  • Colors: change background color or customize the sidebar
  • Background Image: use any image as background for your channel page
  • Banners: put any banner image on the channel page linked to your website or blog
  • Ad slot: execute HTML code to display some banner or other stuff
  • Control: Allow /disallow commenting
  • Social media: Add links to your accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook Or use predefined themes.
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PowerPoint to video

Love videos? We do too. Especially because most devices including your phones and tablets now support them. So if you have spent your valuable time creating your presentations, why not convert them to video and share them on YouTube, mobile devices or, for that matter, any television? We know its much easier to just show them to your grandma on her DVD player rather than trying to explain which browser to launch on her PC, how to enter the correct URL, and finally navigate to your presentation. That is, if she has a computer. PowerPoint to video on SlideShare? Not Possible.

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Present Live

Use ‘Present Live’ on authorSTREAM for your online meetings, in real time. We want to keep it simple: you can share your presentations live and simply use your own audio bridge..

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Create better presentations, faster

Would you agree that good, effective presentations are created with quality images and videos? But to insert an image in PowerPoint, how many steps does it actually take? Find an image in a search engine, download it to your desktop, open PowerPoint, use the image-insert feature, locate the image on your desktop and insert it in the slide. Another image, follow the process all over again! We thought there ought to be a better way of doing this. So we created a small, desktop plug-in that shows as a ribbon in PowerPoint. You can search for images on the web, without ever leaving PowerPoint - and insert them into slides with a one-click operation. As simple as that! We did a one-up on this: you can even search for videos on YouTube this way and insert them in slides too. How’s that?

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Value for your money

Love the features authorSTREAM offers? We love our customers too. You can start with a free account that never expires and works well even for your private presentations. Then upgrade to one of the two premium accounts we offer, both at affordable prices. Here’s a comparison and we leave it there for you to decide:

  • authorSTREAM Pro ($2.5/month compared to SlideShare's Silver plan at $19.95/month)
  • authorSTREAM Business ($39.95/month as compared to SlideShare's Platinum plan at $249.95/month)

authorSTREAM Free vs. SlideShare Basic

Feature authorSTREAM SlideShare
Public uploads Unlimited Unlimited
Webinars (Conferencing tool) Without Ads With Ads
Private uploads Upto 500 MB --
PowerPoint to video Yes --
Price $0 $0

authorSTREAM Pro vs. SlideShare Silver

Feature authorSTREAM SlideShare
Unlimited Private uploads Yes Yes
Analytics Yes Yes
Webinars (Conferencing tool) Yes Yes
Convert PPT to Video Yes --
Download presentation as Flash Yes --
Price $2.50/month $19/month

authorSTREAM Business vs. SlideShare Platinum

Feature authorSTREAM SlideShare
Unlimited Private Uploads Yes Yes
Presentation Analytics Yes Yes
Branded channels Yes, (5 Channels) Yes, (1 Channel)
Ad free Yes Yes
Webinars (Conferencing tool) Yes Yes
Turn off commenting and Transcript Yes Yes
Full Branding Yes Yes
Secure embeds (Allow on selected domains) Yes --
Own branding in embeds Yes --
Private sharing with selected people Yes --
Download presentation as flash Yes --
Unlimited PowerPoint to video Yes
30-day money back guarantee Yes
Price $39.95/month $249/month