My presentation was on information graphics and our innate attraction to them based on psychology. I decided to use the examples that Professor Trudy gave us to help me shape my presentation. I feel confident that I have a great understanding of the information I researched however I am not sure if that came across in my visual presentation. I feel like I should have cited more materials that I found. I was afraid that if I gave too much information I would lose my audience in the facts. I wanted to present a simple but effective presentation that mimics my concept map.
In regards to presentation topic introduction, I believe that I presented my topic and provided background information of why this topic interests me. As I assess my presentation I feel like there are times that I could have elaborated on a topic and go off script to provide a point. This would have help to demonstrate my confidence and knowledge in the topic. Along with that I wish that I continued to define terms of my topic. I made a great effort to define terms in how I used them in my research but I see now I could have repeated of even defined more phrases. My one concern with defining more terms would be losing the pacing and direction of the presentation.
When I think about the visual aspect I could have provided more detail to the slides. But I wanted the viewer to be focused on what I was saying and not reading my slides. I felt I was successful in the execution of visuals and avoided being on a slide so too long. When I think about presentation flow I feel like it is a cohesive storyline and that I lead the viewer through my main research findings. This was my first presentation and I felt my timing was great but I know that I will improve in the future. I did listen to my professor’s advice when she said you couldn’t do it in one sitting. I synthesized what I wanted to say and outline of my presentation, then the next day I created the script and key points I wanted to hit on. Saturday I put together the presentation and recorded it. This was extremely time consuming, it didn’t help that I hated how I sounded and never thought I sounded confident enough. The other thing I learned for the future is the amount of time it takes to upload large files, I guess this was a great lesson to learn in the beginning of my studies at SCAD.