Once again I’m reminded of the impact of good design. This morning I received an e-letter from SlideShare pointing me to the World’s Best Presentation Contest winners.
Judged by some big-hitters in the web-design stakes (Garr Reynolds, Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte, Bert Decker) here is the overall winner.
Why did it win? Here is the judges’ feedback, but as far as I am concerned, Thirst is a winner as a presentation because
- It’s not a slideument … i.e., a document pretending to be a slide show;
- It’s short;
- It’s visually appealing, with images that support and extend the message;
- It’s memorable. If you’ve flicked through it even once, there is going to be an image that has told you a story that you’ll remember.
Oh how I wish more presenters would take a leaf from this book. I sat through a slideument last week … with quietly gnashing teeth!