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MonthJanuary 2014

Best Presentations of 2013: Decks of the Year

Our creative community continues to wow us with so many beautiful, inspiring Haiku Decks! Here’s a roundup of the year’s best presentations: our ten 2013 Decks of the Year winners. A big Hai-5 to all of the creative geniuses whose decks were selected as finalists and winners, and to everyone who cast their votes with likes, comments, and shares.

The Winners: Best Presentations of 2013

Pure Wow: “Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories,” by Paula Guinto

Paula Guinto’s visually stunning presentation, “Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories,” was the most ooh’d and ahh’d at deck, even before our Decks of the Year Awards began. Ms P, a middle school teacher and a gifted storyteller, recounts the story of her first tattooshares her first Instagram, and, through a powerful combination of beautiful, vivid words and images, urges us all to find our storybelieve in it, and honor it.


Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories 3.0 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires;

Most Inspiring Haiku Deck: “I’m Not Creative,” by Brandon George

Haiku Deck Guru Brandon George of Write the Good Fight, supercharged his deck with 14 creativity boosters that are “guaranteed ways to kick creative a@$,” from how to eat doubt for breakfast to mining for nuggets.

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New In-App Feedback

As you’re using Haiku Deck for iPad, you might notice a new pop-up asking whether you love Haiku Deck.

We don’t take interrupting your creative flow lightly, but this new prompt for in-app feedback allows us to do three important things.

  1. If you tap YES and you’re willing to rate the app or even leave a quick review, it allows you to quickly do that right from your iPad. This in turn helps other people find out about Haiku Deck and join the movement to fill the world with beautiful stories and images instead of presentations that make you want to run screaming from the room. Every rating and review really does make a huge difference — and we’re grateful for each one!
  2. If you tap NO and you’re having an issue, you can let us know — and get  a quick response — right from the app. This helps us give you better support and service, which is incredibly important to us! (You can also open a help ticket — and search our huge collection of tips and resources — right from our support page.)
  3. Your in-app feedback helps us know how we’re doing, and what you love and what you don’t, so we can keep making your experience more awesome.

We know that filling out a support ticket can sometimes feel like you’re shouting into the void, but we make it a high priority to address your questions and issues quickly and personally. Case in point, a recent exchange with somebody who tapped “NO” and sent us a mail to explain why…

2014-01-13 22:18:27 UTC

I’m sorry Haiku Deck. I just don’t have those kind of feelings
for you. You’re a great person, and I’m sure you’ll make someone out there very happy, but I already love someone else. Please, don’t be discouraged by my rejection, but be happy to know that there’s more apps in the App Store. I will always care for you as a friend, but I can never truly love you in the way that you deserve. You deserve someone who will love you to the end of the earth, and that person is not me.

I’m sorry,

B.

ErinfromHaikuDeck Jan1316:24

B,
We understand. With so many great apps out there, how could we have ever thought we’d be your one and only? It was really only a matter of time. We won’t be too bent out of shape about it – this was an open relationship anyway, wasn’t it? With all the other iPads we’ve been downloaded and installed onto, we suppose we have some rebounds to fall back on. It’ll be okay.

We’re glad you found someone that means that much to you, and will loyally remain your friend… it just might be awhile before we can handle being invited to parties your main squeeze is at.

Forever yours to make slideshows with if you’re in the neighborhood,

Haiku Deck

P.S. A special shout-out to our friends at Apptentive for helping us integrate the in-app feedback tool. We couldn’t agree more with their philosophy of “people, not users.”

 

Pure Wow Winner: Paula Guinto

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Pure Wow Winner: “Ink,” by Paula Guinto

This is one of those visually stunning decks that we all gathered around and ooh’d and aah’d over. Ms P, a middle school teacher a gifted storyteller, recounts the story of her first tattoo,shares her first Instagram, and, through a powerful combination of beautiful, vivid words and images, urges us all to find our storybelieve in it, and honor it. The huge number of votes and social shares Paula’s deck received during the contest is evidence that her story resonated with our community, as well.

Click to be wowed by Paula’s story, and be sure to check out the other “pure wow” finalists in this very difficult to judge category, who created truly awe-inspiring pieces on visual storytelling, the power of play, global travel, and the new mindset for education.


Ink: On Celebrating Our Stories 3.0 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
“Ink,” by Paula Guinto[/caption]

Most Inspiring Haiku Deck: Creativity Boosters from Brandon George

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Most Inspiring Haiku Deck: “I’m Not Creative,” by Brandon George

With wit and style, Haiku Deck Guru Brandon George of Write the Good Fight spells out “14 guaranteed ways to kick creative a@$.” (Case in point: Find the time. You have 24 hours in each day. So did Picasso, Gandhi, and Einstein.) Props to Brandon for using Public Notes so effectively, rocking the chronically underused Strangelove theme, and mixing in some cool charts to drive his points home.

Click to learn how to eat doubt for breakfast and other creativity boosters, and definitely don’t miss the chance to be inspired by all five category finalists.


“I’m Not Creative” (Oh Yeah? Bull$#!%.) – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

P.S. If you’d like to share Brandon’s creativity boosters with a younger audience, he created a special G-rated alternate version here.

Best About Me Haiku Deck: “Sara Lingafelter in 12 Facts”

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best “About Me” Haiku Deck: “Sara Lingafelter in 12 Facts”

Born at sea level and raised by hippies, digital strategist Sara Lingafelter charts her professional journey from the mountains of Nepal to the University of Washington with wit and flair. One of our favorite slides describes the difference between an extrovert and a “very social introvert.

Click to check out Sara’s cleverly told story, and be sure to check out all five finalists for even more “About Me” inspiration. (And why not create your own?)


Sara Lingafelter In Twelve Facts – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 

 

Best How To Haiku Deck: 50 Small Ways to Improve Customer Service

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best “How To” Haiku Deck: “The Thank You Effect,” by Greg Meyer

We live and breathe this every day (be sure check out our amazing support forum if you haven’t already), but we think this “how to” Haiku Deck is impressive for both its scope and its thought-provoking tips. From “Commit Random Acts of Wow” to “Eat Your Own Dog Food,” customer experience expert Greg Meyer offers up dozens of “small actions that prompt meaningful next steps to measurably improve service in any company.”

Click to find out how to improve customer service by inspiring the thank you effect, and be sure to check out all five finalists to learn how to sell a home in a hot market, scope a project effectively, draw a cartoon face, and supercharge your productivity!

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/gq0uhTcje4/the-thank-you-effect—50-small-ways-to-improve-customer-service

Most Creative Hook: Julius Solaris of Event Manager Blog

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Most Creative Hook: Julius Solaris of Event Manager Blog

This clever piece of content marketing turns the tables and enumerates tips for conference presenters–from the perspective of the event planner. With humorous images and  hard-hitting copy, Julius Solaris gently (and not so gently) reminds speakers that “Your time is not about you, it’s about them,” that the time slot is not a suggestion, and–our favorite—slides that look like this “are not cool.” (Full disclosure: Julius completes the picture with a companion piece titled “Dear Event Planner, I Hate You. Sincerely, Your Speaker” on his Event Manager blog.)

Click to peruse Julius’s clever list of do’s and don’ts for speakers, and be sure to check out all five finalists for some supercharged creative inspiration!

Haiku Deck #hdbestof2013 Most Creative Hook: Julius Solaris of Event Manager Blog

“Dear Speaker, I Loathe You,” by Julius Solaris of Event Manager Blog

 

Best Education Case Study: Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Education Case Study: Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom

Pat Johnson’s 1st and 2nd graders (now in 2nd and 3rd grade) have used Haiku Deck to capture what they’ve learned about anacondas, showcase their artwork illustrating historical events, and explore fractions. They used the integrated Creative Commons image search to collect pictures and facts about hummingbirds and to explore the concept of big and little. When we released charts and graphs last spring, they created graphs illustrating how many views their class decks had received.

We love this case study both for the breadth of creative uses across content areas and because how it illustrates so beautifully that even very young students can successfully collaborate and create with the app.

Click to view Titanic, a collaborative collection of drawings and facts by Pat Johnson’s class, and be sure to check out all five of the outstanding finalists for more inspiring examples from both students and teachers.


Titanic – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 

Best Blogging Case Study: Emma Fexeus

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Blogging Case Study: Emma Fexeus

Swedish design blogger Emma Fexeus embedded Desiree Groenendal’s “The Mini Company” in her popular design blog, driving huge numbers of views, and then began creating her own Haiku Decks. We love the inventive way she’s used Haiku Deck to publish her weekly editorial schedule and her site’s statistics in a striking, visual format — she even added a beautiful roundup of 2013 design trends since we announced the finalists. We can’t wait to see what creative uses she’ll think of next.

Click to see how Emma Fexeus plans out her blog’s recurring features with Haiku Deck, and don’t miss all five finalists in the best blogging case study category, which was particularly difficult to judge because they were all so outstanding!

Haiku Deck #hdbestof2013 Best Blogging Case Study: Emma Fexeus

“Weekly Editorial Schedule,” by Emma Fexeus

 

 

Best Conference or Event Deck: Positive User Experience

#hdbestof2013

This week we’re announcing our #hdbestof2013 Decks of the Year winners! Thank you for all of your comments, votes, emails, and shares — and a special thank-you to the creators of these amazing and inspiring decks.

Best Conference or Event Deck: “Positive User Experience,” by Michele Mizejewski

Michele Mizejewski, who leads web initiatives at the University of California San Francisco library, showcased Automattic’s P2 WordPress theme at WordCamp SF 2013 with this vivid, punchy Haiku Deck. Her creative, well-chosen visuals illustrate how P2 is like a Reese’s peanut butter cup, and how “silos are the enemy of good user experience.” We particularly appreciate how she used the bold Novella theme and interspersed screenshots to clearly illustrate her points and demonstrate the functionality of P2. How awesome would it be if all event speakers presented informative content with such personality and flair?

Click to see how P2 is WordPress with a dash of shibboleth, and be sure to check out all five of the outstanding finalists in this category.


Positive UX: The Power of P2 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

 

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