Social slide deck site SlideShare will announce today the winners of its 3rd annual “Best Presentation in the World” contest. A panel of business presentation expert judges selected one deck as the grand prize winner out of 3,750 entries from over 130 countries.
That grand prize winner was titled Healthcare Napkins All and was created by visual communication specialist Dan Roam and Dr. Tony Jones. You may or may not agree with the political perspective of this 51-slide presentation, but it’s an undeniably impressive way to deliver information.
The winning presentation has been viewed more than 100,000 times and has been embedded on over 300 other websites. Additional winners were announced in 5 categories, ranging from technology to business to creative/offbeat. Winners were picked by a judging panel made up of Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco, Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, and David Armano, founding member of Dachis group.
SlideShare is a site that has seen surprising growth in just a few short years. Presentation decks may be terribly unsexy but the utility of a good one is clear. Traffic analysts Compete.com report that the SlideShare website saw 1.2 million unique visitors in August. The site fell victim to a malware distribution scam last month but remains one of the least hyped yet most appreciated social media services launched in the last five years.