SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009

SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009 took place 18 May - 21 June 2009.
Contest participants submitted a lot of awesome slideshows on Business, Education, Career and other interesting topics.

This contest became a unique opportunity for many participants to reveal their creative potential and to get a professional expertise of their presentations. Over 180 people who joined the Contest Group enjoyed close to 70 works submitted. Most of them are full of outstanding effects and lovely animations all created in PowerPoint.

Top Prizes went to:

First Prize - ViCoSo
Second Prize - bdance
Third Prize - slidegenius1

Judges

Simon Morton
Director
of Eyeful Presentations Ltd.

Mark James Normand
Co-Founder and Managing
Director of Impress Training

Nicholas B. Oulton
CEO of m62 visualcommunications Ltd.

Geetesh Bajaj
Head of Indezine.com,
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP

Julie Terberg
Owner of Terberg Design,
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP

Shawn Toh
Founder
of PowerPoint Heaven,
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP

Media Sponsors

Presentation Helper
Juno Bae
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
blog.naver.com/radiobj5
Jeremiah Joshua Tubelleja Lee
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP
mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lee1
Peter Franken
beertjes.blogspot.com
Troy Chollar
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP pptblog.tlccreative.com
Participants: 179
Presentations: 55
Winner Cup
 
 
1
SlideBoom
Presentation Contest 2009

Top 10

Presentation were judged by industry professionals the criteria below:

  • Presentation expressiveness (A)
  • Design uniqueness (B)
  • Content quality (C)
  • Theme novelty (D)
  • Subject comprehensibility and completeness (E)
Presentation & Author A B C D E Total
vicoso_top10: www.vicoso.com 3.33 4 3.67 4 3.67 725.33
1st
The Yearn Foundation: What to really yearn for 3.25 2.75 3.5 2.75 3.75 454
2nd
MatrixMT SEO Presentation www.matrixmt.com 3 2.5 3.25 2.5 2.75 453.5
3rd
Effective PowerPoint Presenting 3.6 2.8 3 2.8 3.2 397.4
4th
It's a VUCA world - CIPS CIO March 5 2009 3.33 3 3 3 3.33 364
5th
WOM 3.25 2.75 3.5 2.5 3.25 335.25
6th
A short Alien Story 2.8 3.2 2.6 3.4 2.2 293.6
7th
Evolution and the 98% Chimpanzee 2.67 2.33 2.67 2.33 3 252.67
8th
Playing with Ice 3 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 180
9th
slideboomcontest2009(fix ver) 2.5 2.75 2.25 2.75 2 168.25
10th

Awards

First prize:

  • Winner Cup
  • A lifetime subscription for a pro account at SlideBoom
  • iSpring Presenter advanced software for creating online presentations
  • Presentation publication at contest awards page and Gold Award badge will be posted
    at the winner presentation page

Second prize:

  • A year subscription for a pro account at SlideBoom
  • iSpring Pro software for professional online presentations authoring
  • Presentation publication at contest awards page and a Silver Award badge will be posted
    at the winner presentation page

Third prize:

  • A year subscription for a pro account at SlideBoom
  • The winner presentation publication at contest awards page and a Bronze Award badge
    will be also posted at the winner presentation page

All the SlideBoom Presentation Contest 2009 group members got a Contest Participant badges HTML
codes to post at their competing presentation page. Applicants willing to post Participant Badge at their websites
are welcome to do so.

Presentation Requirements

  • Created in PowerPoint® 2007/2003/XP/2000 (PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX),
    or in OpenOffice, NeoOffice, StarOffice, Lotus Symphony (ODP)
  • Specially designed for the contest
  • In English language only
  • Contains 15 slides or more
  • Does not infringe the copyright
    Note: If you use licensed content, please mention its authors
  • Is comprehensible and complete
  • Animations, images, graphics and texts of fine quality
  • Is not unethical, antisocial, immoral, ugly and does not contain spam or open advertisement

Besides:

  • Presentations on Business, Education or Career are more preferable
  • Animations and transition effects, audio and video elements are warmly welcomed
  • Presentation size is limited to 100 Mb

Judges

Simon Morton, Director of Eyeful Presentations Ltd.

Prior to founding Eyeful Presentations, Simon spent 12 years working with a variety of businesses, from large multinationals through to small technology companies. Under Simon's direction, business functions such as sales, brand, marketing and customer service improved the way they communicated their message to a variety of audiences ... read more ».

Prior to founding Eyeful Presentations, Simon spent 12 years working with a variety of businesses, from large multinationals through to small technology companies. Under Simon's direction, business functions such as sales, brand, marketing and customer service improved the way they communicated their message to a variety of audiences

In the spring of 2003, Simon founded Eyeful to provide presentation services to businesses looking to improve the way they share information with their most important audiences - their prospects, customers, employees & shareholders.

The company firmly believes that key to their success is their unique approach of addressing the entire presentation process through employing the "Eyeful methodology". This holistic approach ensures that clients' presentations are made more effective, not just "prettier".

Their work varies from company credentials presentations through to self-running training tools. This range of work is used every day in front of different audiences, from one-to-one sales collateral through to conference and product launches. Eyeful now boasts an impressive client base, ranging from multinationals like Microsoft, BAA and Sage through to smaller niche businesses and start ups.

Eyeful is also a Microsoft Partner and was recently chosen to participate in the Beta test programme for PowerPoint 2007, the latest version of software due for release in 12 months time.

Simon's profile within the presentation industry means he is regularly asked to speak on best practice and contribute to PowerPoint internet discussion groups. In support of this, Eyeful recently launched a no-obligation "PowerPoint Healthcheck" scheme along with a series of presentation best practice Podcasts for business. « less details

Mark James Normand is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Impress Training, and International Trainer that has traversed much of Asia to deliver meaningful training experiences. One such popular course is "PowerPoint Design for Business Presentations".

Born in Chelmsford, England, he has since lived and worked almost two decades in Singapore. Spanning more than 10 years he has worked in the areas of Sales, Marketing ... read more », Product Development, Business Development, Education, and Corporate Training. He holds an Honours degree in Business Studies and Information Technology Since then he has started two firms, one in training and consultancy and the other in marketing and design.

He also practices graphic design and amateur digital photography as part of his outside interests and maintains a popular blog as a way of reaching out to fellow business professionals who need assistance in their presentations. He has also authored an e-book entitled "PowerPoint Design Mechanics" and is working on a new print version for 2007 to showcase the "how to" capabilities of PowerPoint.

Impress Training was founded to meet a growing call for customized soft skill training that was both practical and relevant in today's changing market. The philosophy of the company has been to deliver affordable, practical-based courses whilst innovating in new areas of business and human capital development. This innovation is seen is the types of courses we have bought to Singapore & Asia such "Managing Generation X&Y", "Carbon Footprinting", and many others. « less details

Nicholas B. Oulton, CEO of m62 visualcommunications Ltd.

Nicholas Oulton is the founder and principal shareholder in m62. He has spent much of the last 15 years developing a methodology for face-to-face communications that has transformed the way m62's clients address their markets, resulting in increased sales and better shareholder value ... read more ». Nick divides his time between m62's offices in New York, Singapore and Liverpool and is the principal consultant for the m62 STAT service, where his success rates are over 90%. Recently, Nicholas helped a Singapore-based consortium to win the second largest Public Private Finance Initiative in the world, the $2.6 billion Singapore National Stadium contract.

Nicholas has pioneered the use of Visual Cognitive Dissonance™ and Passive Mnemonic Processes™ as methods for improving presentation effectiveness. He is a Chartered Marketer with a degree in Mathematics from Nottingham University, and his book Killer Presentations has sold over 15,000 copies.

m62 was founded in 1997 in response to the need for presenters to get professional support. Our mission hasn't changed: "We will help our clients be more effective at the point of delivery of a presentation". We do this by providing services to presenters to deliver any kind of face-to-face presentation. Over the years the company has developed a method for delivering successful visual presentations that combine technology with sound presentation techniques, and which maximize the amount of information retained by an audience. m62 knows that a memorable presentation can make the difference between you winning and losing an order, gaining acceptance of an idea or failing, or creating a meaningful exchange of information rather than misunderstanding. We believe that by transforming the use of PowerPoint we transform its effect. We turn average presentations into 'Killer Presentations' that have visual impact, high recall, and create bottom-line results. « less details

Geetesh Bajaj has been designing PowerPoint presentations and templates for over a decade now, and heads Indezine, a presentation design studio based out of Hyderabad, India.

Geetesh believes that any PowerPoint presentation is a sum of its elements - these elements include abstract elements like concept, color, interactivity, and navigation - and also slide elements like shapes, graphics, charts, text, sound, video, and animation ... read more ». He explains how these elements work together in his best-selling book Cutting Edge PowerPoint for Dummies - the book has several five-star ratings on Amazon.com. He has also authored three subsequent books on PowerPoint 2007.

His indezine.com site attracts millions of page views each month and has thousands of free PowerPoint templates and other goodies for visitors to download. In addition, Geetesh also issues a regular PowerPoint newsletter on indezine.com that has tens of thousands of subscribers. And yes - indezine.com has so much more - product reviews, personality interviews, a busy blog, and even a presentation bank.

Geetesh runs another PowerPoint related site at ppted.com - this site provides designer PowerPoint templates.

He has authored content for the Microsoft, Presentations.com, Presenters University, TechTrax, Infocomm and other web sites, undertakes training and consultancy for PowerPoint, creates custom PowerPoint presentations and templates and is a featured speaker on presentation technologies. In addition, Geetesh has also been part of the PowerPoint Live industry event since its conception and a contributing editor to Presentations magazine for whom he has authored several Creative Techniques columns. « less details

Julie Terberg, Owner of Terberg Design.

Julie Terberg is dedicated to designing presentations that inspire, inform, engage, and entertain. She is owner of Terberg Design, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP, featured presenter/trainer and award-winning writer. Terberg Design's clients include many Fortune 500 companies and represent a wide range of industries.

Shawn Toh is a Microsoft MVP for PowerPoint (Most Valuable Professional) and a certified Microsoft Office Specialist. He is a presentation consultant and has worked with various companies such as Hewlett-Packard on project consultations and has conducted several PowerPoint workshops for the education sectors.

Shawn is also the webmaster of PowerPoint Heaven, a PowerPoint entertainment portal showcasing top-notch PowerPoint animations, games, artworks, showcases and tutorials.

Competing Presentations Copyrights

Presentations authors reserve their copyrights. Contest Administration has the right to use applicants' projects for any advertising purposes including the Contest promotion without notifying its authors, but obligatory mentioning them. Contest Administration has the right to publish applicants' projects in mass media.

Contest Administration remains the right to award honourable mention prizes to the projects they find outstanding.