"SlideShare, a hub for online presentations that LinkedIn acquired a year ago, just crossed a milestone: Its users have uploaded a total of 10 million presentations. And in the process, it's become an indispensable resource for what some say is a big challenge: helping businesspeople communicate and explain the value of what they do.
Andrew Dumont, the director of business development at SEOmoz, a search-marketing software company, wrote in a blog post that technical types often don't value the contributions of salespeople and marketers because it's difficult to quantify their skills. "There's no Dribbble or Github for businesspeople," Dumont wrote.
Dribbble is a site where designers post screenshots of work in progress. GitHub is a popular site—it recently crossed 3 million users—for programmers to upload their work and collaborate with other developers.
When I tweeted Dumont's observation, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a writer and entrepreneur, replied, "Isn't that SlideShare?"...