Eloquent Silence. Stunning Pictures, Few Words.

Two of the three winners of SlideShare.net’s 2008 World’s Best Presentation contest are deeply disturbing.

This one, which took first place …

THIRST 

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: crisis design)

And this one, in third place:

Zimbabwe in Crisis 

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: refugee hyperinflation)

Click and watch. It’s striking how much can be said with no voice and without a lot of words. Most SlideShare presentations suffer the lack of voice, making the site useful as a repository, and assume that voice will come via telephone. These stand alone very well.

And here’s the other one, the second place finisher, which is just fun …

Foot Notes

View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: design inspirational)

And a tip of the hat to Guy Kawasaki, one of the judges, who announced the winners yesterday on his blog How to Change the World.

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