World’s Best Presentation Contest Winners Announced

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Slideshare.net announced the winners of the World’s Best Presentation Contest today:

Winners (chose by judges)

  1. ShiftHappens by Jbrenman

  2. Meet Henry by Chereemoore

  3. Sustainable Food Lab by Chrislandry

People’s Choice Winners

  1. PaniPuri–An Introduction by Thakkar

  2. ShiftHappens by Jbrenman

  3. Meet Henry by Chereeemoore

The commonality you’ll see in these winners is big fonts, big graphics, and a “storytelling” orientation. These are three crucial qualities of a good presentation.


By | 2016-10-24T14:21:10+00:00 May 7th, 2007|Categories: Pitching and Presenting|34 Comments

About the Author:

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

34 Comments

  1. Randy May 7, 2007 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for this info.
    Your link for Sustainable Food Lab is going to Meet Henry. The correct link is:
    http://www.slideshare.net/chrislandry/sustainable-food-lab/

  2. Presentation Revolution Design May 7, 2007 at 10:12 am - Reply

    World’s Greatest Presentation Contest

    I am exited to share that the winners have been announced for Slideshare’s World’s Greatest Presentation Contest and the presentation, Meet Henry, submitted by Ethos3 Communications won 2nd place and placed 3rd in the People’s Choice. We would like to

  3. Daniel B. Honigman May 7, 2007 at 10:41 am - Reply

    This is good fodder for any new media – or old media – journalism organizations. They should pay attention and quit whining about not fulfilling unreasonable investor expectations.

  4. Christopher Humphries May 7, 2007 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Very nice, I am also planning for slides and this is good information, as well as resource.
    Thanks for the links!

  5. Hire A Helper May 7, 2007 at 12:19 pm - Reply

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  7. Bartek_rac May 7, 2007 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    Guy, do you think that presentations of eg. startups looking for funding shown to potential investors should be as photo-rich as the winner ones? What’s your opinion/advice?

  8. Art of Speaking May 7, 2007 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Worlds Best PresentationContest

    See who won the Worlds best presentation contest and why

  9. Great Presentations Mean Business May 7, 2007 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    For what itsworth

    Guy Kawasaki points out: Worlds Best Presentation winners announced. While a slide deck is not, in my book, a presentation, this was a pretty cute contest idea by SlideShare, the online .ppt sharing forum angling to b…

  10. John May 8, 2007 at 12:37 am - Reply

    What a fantastic set of presentations to really demonstrate effective use of slides.
    Didn’t you have a section in the Art of The Start that covered presentations and mentioned these points with respect to startups too?

  11. Business Opportunities And Ideas May 8, 2007 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Worlds Best Presentations

    I read on Guy Kawasakis blog that the Worlds Best Presentation Contest has announced the winners the first place going to the excellent Shift Happens.
    Whatever your business opportunity or business idea sooner or later youll ha…

  12. eBusniess May 8, 2007 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Great information! Showing potential entrepreneurs the right way to do a presentation will save a lot of VCs precious time.
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  13. Geistesblitz May 8, 2007 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Storytelling in der besten Prsentation 2007

    Nun ist sie also gewhlt. Die Worlds Best Presentation. Das Ergebnis berrascht nicht.
    Auf Slideshare.net (der YouTube-Version fr Prsentationen) wurden in 2 Kategorien die (diesjhrigen) weltbesten Po…

  14. communityserver相关博客聚合 May 8, 2007 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Link Worthy

    I have been working on a new series of posts which is at least partly the reason for scarce content the

  15. Marketing with Microsoft for Partners... May 8, 2007 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Great Powerpoint…more on

    We spend a LOT of time talking about what makes an effective powerpoint ….and what doesn’t . Guy Kawasaki

  16. Mike Ramm May 8, 2007 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Great presentations!
    I have a long road to walk before I reach the quality the awarded presentations are showing but I am following your advises and I believe I will succeed.
    Thank you, Guy!

  17. Bob May 8, 2007 at 10:14 am - Reply

    The presentations are cool from a visual standpoint. The content is so-so. The first one has interesting facts and even if I assume they are all correct the conclusions drawn are shaky (at best). ‘Technical information is increasing at such a rate that education is almost obsolete by the time you graduate.’ It’s the perfect sound-good, shallow thought hype that goes in regular Powerpoints.

  18. Marc Duchesne May 8, 2007 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Well, it seems that I’ve disclosed the results way before yesterday : see [http://fibergeneration.typepad.com/welcome/2007/04/slideshare_the_.html]
    I swear : I will do it again 😉
    _Marc

  19. FiberGeneration May 8, 2007 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Slideshare Contest : “And The Winner Is…”

    Chosen by the Jury, made of the Four Top presentation gurus Guy Kawasaki, Bert Decker, Garr Reynolds and Jerry Weissman, the winners are :#1 Shift Happens, by Jbrenman #2 Meet Henry, by Chereemoore #3 Sustainable Food Lab, by Chrislandry I

  20. Intelligent Insight on PerformancePoint May 8, 2007 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    The World’s Best Presentation

    If you hadn’t already worked it out the art of presenting is something I find truly fascinating. And

  21. Blake Hill May 8, 2007 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Guy, It looks like you and Garage are going to make a mint once Google buys Simply Hired. Congrats! I know all your readers would love the nitty-gritty details of the negotiation and how the deal went down(If it does…).
    http://www.thealarmclock.com/mt/archives/2007/05/google_negotiat.html
    Thanks for your blog. I found it a few months ago, via Seth G’s blog, and went back to the beginning to read every post( I skimmed a few).
    Happy negotiations!
    Blake

  22. Create Your Communications Experience May 8, 2007 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    World’s Best Presentation Contest Winners

    Slideshare has just announced the winners of the first World’s Best Presentation Contest. OK, these are not really presentations, because they do not have the critical human element – but they are standalone PowerPoint decks – and useful to see

  23. mariella Bonnivert May 9, 2007 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Hi, I am impressed by the bright ideas you advertise. I have sent a link to your page to all of my team.
    Great source of inspiration as I am preparing to jump on my own to follow my own dreams and quitting my job. I will have a look for your book.
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  24. CamelotAkademie.de May 9, 2007 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Great information! Showing potential entrepreneurs the right way to do a presentation will save a lot of VCs precious time.
    http://www.camelotakademie.de

  25. Jonathan Boutelle's home on the net May 9, 2007 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Meet Henry (and Charlie, and Josh and…)

    A few weeks ago, a really cool presentation (“Meet Henry”) was uploaded to slideshare. It was a pitch for Ethos3 Communications, told through the introduction of two characters (Henry and Erica). Henry is the stereotyped MBA: Erica (the protagonist) ki…

  26. Richard.H May 10, 2007 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    The “Shift Happen” is certainly impressive! I love it~ Is there any CC license for those slide? I would like to translate them to another language, do you think it’s ok?

  27. house of user May 11, 2007 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Die besten Prsentationen der Welt

    Guy Kawasaki hat sie schon erwhnt, die (angeblich) besten Prsentationen der Welt, gewhlt von einer Guru-Jury bei Slideshare. In der Tat ist es beeindruckend, wie informativ und anders Powerpoint- und Keynote-Prsentationen abseit…

  28. Michael Vu May 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Great presentations. I’m really impressed and inspired.

  29. Steve Jay's Digital Marketing Blog May 13, 2007 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Links for 13-05-2007

    This weeks best picks are… Tips on using RSS for marketing from the South By Southwest Festival Guy Kawazaki’s summary on the Worlds Best Presentation Contest Some guidelines from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) on measuring websites with AJ…

  30. www.enchilame.com May 13, 2007 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Los mejores PPS del mundo

    Se trata de concurso organizado por Slideshare para buscar la mejor presentación del mundo. Estos son los ganadores.

  31. Gabe Anderson May 15, 2007 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing the links, Guy.
    We recently held a similar contest (Announcing the Winners of the Articulate Guru Awards 2007) and saw the same kind of thing with our winners – all were big and bold, told a story, and were much more interesting than a bullet point-laden PowerPoint.
    Here’s a direct link to the Gold Medal winner, Prometheus Training Corp., which was recently featured on Lifehacker, too:
    Office Ergonomics

  32. Scott Watermasysk May 24, 2007 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Link Worthy

    I have been working on a new series of posts which is at least partly the reason for scarce content the

  33. Michael Davin June 21, 2007 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Now I am really confused. The rule is no more than 10 slides in 20 minutes with 30 point fonts, and the top three winning slide shows have 67 slides, 57 slides, and 54 slides??? Maybe I should just forget about VC presentations and find myself a rich uncle.

  34. Jonathan Boutelle's home on the net June 25, 2007 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Meet Henry (and Charlie, and Josh and…)

    A few weeks ago, a really cool presentation (“Meet Henry”) was uploaded to slideshare. It was a pitch for Ethos3 Communications, told through the introduction of two characters (Henry and Erica). Henry is the stereotyped MBA: Erica (the protagonist) ki…

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