Winning Presentations – Slideshare Contest 2010

Get inspired!

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 presentations that are posted on websites and are self-presenting.  I particularly like the alternating black and white background, the original choice of images to show statistics powerfully, and the clean large font.

Second Place: You Suck at PowerPoint

You Suck At PowerPoint! by @jessedee from Jesse Desjardins – @jessedee

I agree with all the suggestions in this presentation, but I would be cautious in choosing fonts that are not standard on most personal computers.  Though they make look nice, they may not travel well. Make sure you read this article and check how they look on the target pc.

Third Place: Social Media for Business

created by Presentation Advisors from the USA

Social Media for Business from Presentation Advisors

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

Congratulations to all the winners!