2013 Decks of the Year Finalists: Most Inspiring Presentation


As the year draws to a close, we want to acknowledge and showcase the many amazing, inspiring decks that have been created by our community in 2013. We’ve selected ten categories, and each day beginning December 16th, we’ll reveal the five finalists in two of those categories.

Most Inspiring Presentation

When high-impact messages are paired with powerful visuals, the results are nothing short of inspiring. Our next-to-last Decks of the Year category showcases a few of the very best examples from 2013.

1. Letting Go of Negative Thoughts, by Erin Luong

Don’t define yourself by others’ ideas of perfection, fill a journal with bad thoughts and burn it, and never underestimate the good that you can do. Erin’s simple, powerful messages got a huge audience this spring when her deck was embedded in a popular Mashable article!

Click for inspiration to let go of negative thoughts (just in time for the new year), and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for most inspiring deck of 2013!

Letting Go Of Negative Thoughts – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

2. 9 Tips for My 22-Year-Old Self, by Katie Richman

In this clever deck, ESPN social media director Katie Richman shares wisdom gleaned from the first 10 years of her career. There’s the practical point of reining it in at the company  party, but also reminders that when it comes to your path, you’re in the driver’s seat — i.e., “If you get to that point where you dread Monday, you’ve stayed too long.”

Click to see Katie’s inspiring career advice, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote as the year’s most inspiring Haiku Deck!

3. 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 ass.” (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 and mixing in some cool charts to drive his points home.

Click to learn how to eat doubt for breakfast, and share Brandon’s awesome creation with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for kicking creative ass!

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

 4. Who Matters, by Susan Spellman Cann

Anyone who has met, tweeted with, or read about Haiku Deck Guru and Forever Friend of Haiku Deck Susan can’t help but be inspired by her boundless positive energy. And with more than 75,000 views this year, it’s clear that this simple, heartfelt Haiku Deck (one of many that she created this year) has inspired many.

Click to be reminded that you matter, and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to support and spread this important, inspiring message!

Who Matters? – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

5. What I Carry, by Jonathan Colman

This crisp reflection by star content strategist Jonathan Colman headlined on Slideshare and even got picked up by the Huffington Post. From humility (everyone has something to teach us) to coffee, he’s outlined his personal toolkit in a way that can inspire anyone who reads it (especially introverts, perhaps).

Click to see what makes Jonathan tick (and to reflect on what you carry), and share it with the hashtag #hdbestof2013 to cast your vote for most inspiring deck of 2013!

What I Carry – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Cast Your Vote!

Don’t forget to help select the winner and bring more visibility to these inspiring Haiku Decks by adding a comment below, sharing your favorite with the #hdbestof2013 hashtag, or dropping us a line at (For this category in particular, the more sharing, the more we all win!) We’ll select one winner from each category to receive a special Haiku Deck prize (and, of course, creative bragging rights)!

Tips for Creating Your Own Inspiring Haiku Deck

We are here to help you create presentations that inspire! Here are a few useful resources.



  1. One vote for “What I Carry.” Great deck!

  2. ‘What I Carry’ is an exceptional deck! Applause. Applause!

  3. What I Carry Rocks!

  4. I’m not creative is a close 2nd. But my vote is definitely “What I Carry” by Jonathon Coleman. Frankly, its only one of many brilliant presentations by Coleman. Well done Sir!

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