Tutorial 4 – Sharing Your Talk-Deck

Once you’ve created your Talk-Deck, you can embed it on your or any website, send out it in an email, or post it to social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.  You can also share it as a PDF (hard copy of the slides).

No matter which method you choose, with the exception of sharing a PDF, they are all similar once you understand the key concept, which is that there are two elements that can be used to share a Talk-Deck:

  • the Talk-Deck ‘Player’ that actually plays the Talk-Deck, which can be accessed directly or linked to by a Feature Image.
  • the presentation’s ‘Feature Image’ which can be used to link to a Talk-Deck Player on a webpage, in an email, or on social media, rather than pasting in the player code directly.

Here is an overview of the four methods that can be used to share a Talk-Deck:

  • Embed the Talk-Deck on a website page:
    • using a direct link
    • play the presentation directly from the webpage
    • use a feature image linked to the page containing the player
    • use the integrated player and feature image
  • Send the Talk-Deck out in an email
    • using a direct link
    • using a feature image linked to the presentation
  • Post to social media
    • using a direct link
    • using a feature image linked to the presentation

These methods are described in more detail in the following tabs.

Tab 1: Social
Sharing a Talk-Deck presentation through social media by embedding it on a website

The simplest way to share a Talk-Deck is simply to insert a link to any Talk-Deck presentation into a webpage, send it out by email, or post the link on social media.

When posting a Talk-Deck presentation to Social Media, you can use either a direct link to the presentation alone (the easiest way), or insert a Feature Image linked to the presentation (looks better and using the Feature Image gets more attention to your post). The Social tab includes built-in links to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Typical Link Sample: https://talk-deck.com/playback/vesz6

Tab 2: Website
Sharing a Talk-Deck presentation by embedding it on a website

The simplest way to share a Talk-Deck is simply to insert a link to any Talk-Deck presentation into a webpage.

However, embedding a presentation on a website page is a much more professional and attention-getting way to share a presentation.  There are three ways to do it:

  • play the presentation directly from a webpage – embed a presentation on any website page by inserting the player code into the webpage. The advantages of pasting the player code directly is that a user can access the presentation in only click.  The disadvantage of a direct webpage embed is that it is more restrictive in terms of size because of the need to let the user see the controls.  The player also looks a little less streamlined than a Feature Image.
  • use a feature image linked to the embed page containing the player – The advantage of this method is that a feature image can easily inserted anywhere, and can be as big or small as desired. The disadvantage is that the user has to make two clicks to reach the player and play the presentation.
  • use the Integrated Player and Image – this method integrates the Feature Image and Player into one piece of code, which makes it really easy to integrate into a webpage while fronting the share with the clean design of the feature image rather than the player. The only disadvantage of this method is that the viewer accesses the presentation on the talk deck website itself, as opposed to accessing an embedded presentation on your own website as is achieved by the embedding of player on one of your own webpages as is described above. If this is not a concern, the Integrated Player and Image method is the easiest and fastest way to share a presentation on a website.
Subtab 1: Player Code
Use this code to embed the Talk-Deck Player into any full or partial width webpage. If needed, adjust the "height" parameter to better fit the height of the grey background to your width/height aspect ratio.

<iframe allowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" oallowfullscreen="true" msallowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.talk-deck.com/embed/l4uev" style="border:none;width:100%;height:750px;overflow:hidden;"></iframe>

If you wish to link to your page using an image rather than a text hyperlink, see the "Feature Image" tab for information on how to do this.[_/su_spoiler]

Subtab 2: Feature Image Code
Use this code to insert a Feature image into any webpage. You can then link the image to the page containing the player. Using this code will automatically update the Feature image if the original presentation is changed.

<img alt="Tripicon - Aphria Inc. Presentation April 20, 2017" src="https://www.talk-deck.com/tripicon/l4uev" />

If you aren't concerned about having the Feature image updated when the presentation is changed, just access the image using the 'Source' parameter and Copy>Paste>Link the image to your page location. [_/su_spoiler]

Subtab 3: Integrated Player and Image
Use this code to embed the integrated Player and Feature Image directly into any full or partial width webpage. If required, adjust the "height" parameter to better fit the height of the grey background to your width/height aspect ratio.

<a href="https://www.talk-deck.com/playback/l4uev"><img alt="Tripicon - Aphria Inc. Presentation April 20, 2017" src="https://www.talk-deck.com/tripicon/l4uev" /></a>

This integrated code will automatically update the Tripicon image if the original presentation is changed. [_/su_spoiler]

Tab 3: Email
There are two ways to share a Talk-Deck using email:

The simplest way to share any Talk-Deck through email is simply to insert a direct link to the presentation into any email.  However, inserting a Feature Image into an email, then linking the Feature Image to presentation is a much more professional and attention-getting way to share a presentation and generates more click-throughs.  Here’s how its done:

Subtab 1: HTML - Feature Image
Using a feature image linked to the presentation is a little more complicated but looks better and the picture gets more attention and generates more click-throughs.

To use it's Feature image to link to a Talk-Deck presentation in an Outlook HTML email, first access the image using the code in Box 1...

Sample Code: https://www.talk-deck.com/tripicon/l4uev

...then right click on the image and "Copy/Paste" it into your Outlook email. Then copy the link from Box 2. Right click on the image > 'Hyperlink' and paste the link into the dialogue box.

Sample Code: https://www.talk-deck.com/playback/l4uev

If you are sending a large quantity of emails, the best solution is of course to upload the email image to a broadcast email provider such as Mail Chimp and use their linking capabilities.[_/su_spoiler]

Subtab 2: Text Only - Direct Link
Using a direct link to a presentation is the simplest way to share a Talk-Deck. To send a text link to a presentation in an email, simply copy the direct link and paste it into the email.

Sample code: https://www.talk-deck.com/playback/l4uev

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Tab 4: PDF
Sharing a Talk-Deck presentation as a PDF

To download a PDF copy of the slides, click on the ‘Convert’ button. The PDF copy you will download is actually generated at the time from the current copy of the slides, so it will take a few minutes to create the PDF, but this ensures you receive an up-to-date copy of the presentation, not an old out-of-date file.

Tab 5: Affiliate Program
If you are logged in as an affiliate, you will see the affiliate tab. If you would like to help us promote Talk-Deck to the world and make some extra money in the process, sign-up as a Talk-Deck affiliate here: https://talk-deck.leaddyno.com/affiliate. (The affiliate program will be active shortly.)