5 Ways to Get the Most Out of TeamSlide

Aug 7, 2020 | How-to

TeamSlide is a powerful slide management tool that keeps PowerPoint slides at your fingertips. Finding a slide is a tedious process resulting in lost productivity and reduced output quality. We’ve identified five actionable ways for you to take full advantage of TeamSlide in your organization.

1. Connect TeamSlide to your most relevant content management system

TeamSlide can connect to your content management system (CMS), such as Box or SharePoint.  This allows you to continue using your CMS as your single-source-of-truth, importing your existing metadata, and leveraging the CMS’ powerful file management capabilities.

Possible CMS integrations available:

  • Box
  • SharePoint
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Widen

If you aren’t able to connect to a CMS or don’t use one, you can upload your content through the ‘Batch Upload’ feature in the TeamSlide portal.

2. Configure settings to fit your needs

TeamSlide has a plethora of settings that can be configured to fit your exact needs. Users, libraries, custom properties, and permissions are just a handful of categories that you can adjust. Let’s take a look at a few valuable options that can improve your PowerPoint efficiency:

User permissions: If your marketing team is solely allowed editing rights to content, you may not want others in the organization, such as the sales team, to have ‘edit’ rights. By first creating a ‘Sales Team’ group, you can grant specific permissions to all users in a specific group. Edit, read and write access can be easily adjusted in TeamSlide settings.

Custom properties: Custom properties in TeamSlide allows you to add metadata to your PowerPoint slides, images, and video content. If you already have metadata in your content management system (CMS), such as SharePoint or Google Drive, TeamSlide can import and keep them synced using custom properties.

Always apply master: Under ‘Global settings’ lives many valuable options to enhance the user experience and maintain consistency. The ‘Always apply master’ setting ensures that the original master of the uploaded slide will be used. 

3. Check out your team’s analytics regularly

TeamSlide analytics will shed valuable insights into your slide management process. From measuring user adoption, examining common search terms, or determining your most used slides, our reporting feature creates transparency for your slide library. When you’ve just gotten started using TeamSlide, user adoption can be a challenge. Identifying who may need extra ‘help’ resources or coaching will allow the team to get on the same page faster. By taking advantage of these reports, you will also be able to see which content is most relevant to your team. You might even see an opportunity to create new content to fill the gaps.

4. Bring your slides to life with images and video using TeamSlide

In addition to PowerPoint slides, you can easily add images and videos to your presentation. While we typically call TeamSlide a slide management tool, we have extended our content to reach well beyond. Search, preview, and insert an image or video from your CMS (e.g., SharePoint, Box, Google Drive) into your PowerPoint presentation with a click. By incorporating images and videos in your decks, you’ll break up the text, communicate more, and even evoke emotions in your audience.

5. Take advantage of our learning resources

Whether you’re just getting started with TeamSlide or are looking to go more in-depth, you’ll want to take a look at our blog and YouTube channel. We have a variety of articles and videos to help you navigate TeamSlide settings, configurations, and features. Our blog also features practical knowledge to become a better marketer, salesperson, and creator in PowerPoint. Regardless of your industry, you’ll take nuggets of valuable information from our blog to increase productivity and skills.

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