Probably most of us have bashed PowerPoint at one time or another and made snide comments about the appalling ordeals we've been made to endure in the name of multimedia presentations.
At the same time, I for one still have the daunting challenge of having to make PowerPoint presentations from time to time and want to create them to be as interesting and effective as possible.
So it came as something of a pleasant surprise when I encountered the World's Best Presentation Awards on the SlideShare site this evening.
There are 10 winners featured and I particularly like 4 of them: Meet Henry, Sustainable Food Lab, Translation as Vocation, and I Am the Media. I wish to add that I don't necessarily like or endorse the message (read content) of all the winners, rather I'm focused on the manner of presentation.
I'm thinking that showing some of these and/or discussing them in appropriate contexts to appropriate people might help raise the general quality level of PPs a little.
Personal comment: I disagree pretty emphatically with the choice of ShiftHappens. Of course, the content of this presentation is exemplary and it makes extremely powerful and meaningful points. I suspect that's why it was selected. However, if you have seen the original (can be found at http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com
), I wonder if you agree with my preference for it, rather than this pimped up version on steroids
Just some thoughts.