World's Best Presentation Contest

March 20, 2007

I am excited to tell you that we just launched the first contest on SlideShare. We always had a SlideShare contest in the back of our minds, but the idea for this one was thought of by Guy Kawasaki after I met him at a conference (and his company Garage Technology Ventures is sponsoring the contest). After that, we met and fleshed out how the contest would work. We wanted to involve SlideShare users in the voting process so we built in the facility for voting thumbs up and down. So do go and vote and let the world and judges know what you think :-> Judges will be looking at the top voted decks to decide on the best.

The judges are literally a who's who from the world of presentations and communication. Guy Kawasaki is of course well known for his presentations and his 10/20/30 rule. He blogged about the contest here.

Bert Decker is a well known communications expert. You might have heard his commentary on Presidential debates on television. He blogged about the contest here.

And who does not know Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen. I visit his site everytime I want to flesh out some ideas about presentations.

Finally, Jerry Weissman is one of the world's top presentation coaches and has coached many CEOs and top management from well known companies.

If you have a killer slide deck, do enter it into the contest (in fact, enter upto five) and get it reviewed by these luminaries of presentation field. You will find contest entries here and can learn more about the rules here.

If you enter, you have a chance to win the Best Presentations prizes (an Alienware latop with Vista, or XBoxes) that were kindly sponsored by Microsoft.

We will post weekly updates about the contest and who is winning here. Now, go add your entry in! (It was just pointed out to me that I am not allowed to enter the contest! I was just testing, but let me go remove my presentation now :->).

Here's a screenshot of the hompage announcer