Winning Presentations – Slideshare Contest 2010

13 December 2010

Every year it’s a pleasure and to take a look at the presentations submitted to SlideShare for their annual competition and vote for my favorites. Here are the winners for this year, announced on December 10th.

First Place: Smoke – The Convenient Truth

created by Empowered Presentations from Hawaii using Apple Keynote

This presentation reminds me of the presentation that won a couple of years ago, titled “Shift Happens” .  It’s a format that works very well for presentation that are posted on websites and are self-presenting.  I particularly like the alternating black and white background, the clever choice of images to show statistics in a powerful way, and the clean large font.

Second Place: You Suck at PowerPoint

I agree with all the suggestions in this presentation but I would be very careful in choosing fonts that are not standard on most personal computers.  Though they make look nice, they may not travel well. Make sure you embed them in the presentation and check how they look on the target pc. If you are interested in more font ideas from presentation, take a look at this post from Pierre Morsa who shows 10 classic fonts for presentations.

Third Place: Social Media for Business

created by Presentation Advisors from the USA

Another excellent presentation, take a look at slide 30 to see an alternative way of designing a bullet list: no bullets and right alignment.

There were also winners by category, which you can see in this article.

Congratulations to all the winners!

You might like to take a look at winners from past years. Here are the links:

2007 SlideShare Contest Winners

2008 SlideShare Contest Winners

2009 SlideShare Contest Winners

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