We have been working on this for a while, and its great to be able to finally share it. We launched the “World’s Best Presentation Contest” on SlideShare today. This contest was thought up by Guy Kawasaki. I have read his blog for a while and had gone to his Art of the Start workshop. Guy suggested the idea of a best presentations contest on SlideShare and helped make it happen.
Pulling this contest together was a very different experience than other SlideShare developments – all along, we were actively working with other parties to make it happen. Apart from Guy, there are three other judges – all well known and respected in the field of presentations. I already knew of Garr Reynolds of Presentation Zen. I also learnt of Jerry Weissman and Bert Decker, both extremely well known in this field. Guy’s company Garage came on board as the contest sponsor. Microsoft sponsored the prizes (an Alienware laptop and two Xboxes).
I am really curious as to what will show up in the contest. Already the entries show a huge diversity – lesson plans for Spanish, advise about raising venture capital, a lecture on synsthesia. Check out more.