View my visual presentation here: http://vimeo.com/59273108
Following the rubric posted in the project brief, I made the following self-actualizations during this process:
Presentation Topic Introduction
I did introduce the my topic and it’s importance. On the starting slide I indicated the pertinent project details, but I wonder if I should have vocalized those as well. I was torn on my slide presentation because I read so much about not just reiterating what is on the slide but building from it instead. I hope others took that feeling away as well.
I felt in control of my topic and attempted to convey my rationale, when applicable, with relevant quotes from peer-reviewed sources. In an effort to add some life to what could be considered a dry topic, I chose a lively color scheme and a slightly more peppy motivational music score. I realized after the fact that the music could have been turned down a bit more.
I did try to elaborate on the meaning of my vocabulary at every turn. In retrospect, I worry there may have been some words that I take for granted knowing that may not be readily apparent to others. I am eager to hear my peer’s response.
This was by far my favorite part. I spent so much time creating visuals that would mimic my per-slide topic and the content that I literally ended up running out of time. Only to realize that I could not figure out how to post this video, thank goodness for friends with unlimited storage accounts! I feel that my color tone and visuals provided an upbeat counterpart without being to busy or wiggly to be a distraction.
I tried to pace the slides in the same manner I want to pace my paper. I felt that my verbal content successfully supported my topic as introduction. I paused and tried to use transitions to guide my peers through my findings.
I was extremely intrigued from the start with the 20 second / 20 slide concept. I must have watched and read every bit of information that I could. I did manage to get 15 slides, but sadly, my timing left each slide at about 25-30 seconds each. Is that too long? Perhaps. Could I have cut out some more content to shorten the presentation? I think yes. I believe I went over the time by about :40 seconds. However, because I had to record the whole speech in one recording each time I did go over time (I am not yet aware of how to stop and splice my voice recording).