Tuesday, May 08, 2007

World’s Best Presentation Contest on SlideShare

I wasn’t going to blog about this (trying to keep this blog from becoming the Shift Happens blog), but there’s been a little bit of confusion so I wanted to clear things up.

A “stylized” version of the Did You Know/Shift Happens presentation was selected the winner by the judges of SlideShare’s World’s Best Presentation Contest (and second place by the “people”). I do not deserve the credit for this, Jeff Brenman does. Jeff is a recent graduate of Northwestern University (I’m a not-so-recent grad) and is starting his own design business. He asked me if he could remix Did You Know/Shift Happens and submit it to the contest. I said sure, he did, and it ended up winning (with some pretty impressive judges – Guy Kawasaki, Bert Decker, Garr Reynolds, and Jerry Weissman).

Take a few minutes and watch Jeff's presentation (also embedded below), as well as the other winners – to get ideas about how to improve your next presentation. Congratulations Jeff!


  1. Karl,

    Did you receive my email about this (sent about an hour ago)?. Please check your mail (sent to your gmail address).

    I look forward to hearing back from you. If you did not get it, please drop me a line at rashmi AT slideshare DOT NET as soon as possible. I have something to discuss!

    CEO, SlideShare

  2. What is the music accompanying Shift Happens?

  3. Hi there! You have a great blog here! Have you had a chance to check out Great Education Colorado?

  4. Karl,

    The music for Shift Happens is awesome! Like the other post - yourmaman - I'd like to know the name of the music so I can get it. Found the video interesting!!


  5. The music is a mix of three tracks from the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, available at fine music stores everywhere, as well as online at iTunes or Amazon.

  6. hahaha!!! I knew it!! I could just see Daniel Day Lewis leaping through the forest...wonderful music, wonderful presentation!

  7. Karl,

    Hey, thanks for the taking the time to let us know about the music!