Do you pride yourself on your presentations? Do your friends compliment you on your slides? We are looking for you!
Our yearly contest is back and waiting for you: the new generation of presentation creators, who don’t just create awesome presentations, but also generously share it on the web. We want to celebrate you and honor the best presentation gems of the year.
Something old: Like every year, we have a First, Second and Third prize for the top presentations of the year. We also have six category prizes: Business, Education, Technology, Creative/Offbeat, NonProfit/Gov and About Me.
See the winners from last year to get a sense of the contest. Enter your best presentations, and see what feedback you get from the community.
Judges: We have presentation experts from different domains who will help us judge the contest.
Guy Kawasaki is one of the best known authorities on presentations and social media.
David Armano is an expert on visual communication with several very popular presentations on SlideShare.
Carmine Gallo is the author of Presentations Secrets of Steve Jobs and Business week columnist on presentation & communication.
Beth Kanter is an expert on Non Profit presentations and social media, and author of The Networked Nonprofit.
Jane Hart is the founder of Center for Learning and Performance technologies and an expert on social media in the educational space.
I want to make a special note of Jane and Beth who will be bringing their expertise in the Educational and NonProfit domains to the contest. This is the first time we have experts from specific domains – we hope their involvement will encourage people in the Non Profit and Educational field to participate.
Something new: Given that the contest is near Halloween this year, we have one more twist for you: a presentation horror story contest. We don’t just want your best presentations, we also want you to share your (or someone else’s) worst experience related to presentations. For example, the time you fell off the stage while giving a presentation, or the projector refused to work.
We want to thank 3M who generously sponsored our contest. They have a very cool new product for anyone who gives presentation – small pocket projector that can fit into your pocket or your laptop bag. So you can present anywhere.