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I am not generalizing when I say that Comm 375 has been one of the most beneficial classes in my communication studies career. This past semester I have learned one thing and that is there should not be any limitations or restrictions (except time) for any presentation. If you have an idea do it and do it well. If you get your point across in a clear manner and prove it; a person should be successful. Each person has their own unique style and that’s ok.
I have learned that I like to tell stories when I present in front of an audience. I really connect with them and want to have more of a conversation with them. However, I have discovered weaknesses through this semester and that I tend to freak out before presenting. I really need to hone my skills of preparing myself mentally before presenting. I have confidence but the freak out factor right before I present seems to be much sometimes.
I have also learned that humor has a big role when presenting ideas. I also enjoyed learning the program Prezi and hope to grow by using the more developed program. I want to be able to add video and animation as well as sound. I believe this class has given me a cutting edge to separate myself from others who will be job hunting like I will become May 2011. Simple is key. Simplicity is your best friend and should be used efficiently. I will be looking for simplicity in future presentations.
I really wish I had to opportunity to watch my last lecture, but from what I could remember I didn’t like walking to and from the podium over and over. However, I did show the skills that I have learned from Prezi. As a presenter, I want to be the relatable to any audience and be very genuine. I also want to be humorous, but get my point across in clear concise manner. The most beneficial activity was watching others presentations. It helped me judge what I want to represent as a presenter and what I want my style to be.
I loved this “Last Lecture”! as you said he is genuine and that is why is so successful. He uses humor like it is a part of him. It just rolls off his toungue like “no big deal.” Even though its somewhat cliche I still wanted to listen to him the whole time. It is a very long lecture, but I hardly noticed the time as he kept talking. I was kind of annoyed when I saw how long it was going to be, but it ended up to be something that I really enjoyed. I like the fact that seems to be “the guy next door.” He has a conversation with the audience rather than talking above them. However, he still keeps the attention and doesn’t fall away from his topic. WOW- I hope my last lecture is something like this.
In my opinion, the two gentlemen did a very good job of presenting themselves. However, I belive they needed to research their product as well as other a little more. They need to tug at the panels emotional appeal more by maybe wanting to send a sick loved one a nice meal or someone who just lost someone in their family. This would get the panel thinking about their family and maybe ways to appeal to their emotional side.
The two men did mention the competitors, which wasn’t entirely bad until they mentioned how great they were. They should have come up with a plan that explained why they were behind with their product. They needed to set themselves apart from the competitors and inform what makes them truely different and unique. The idea they presented, I think, would be very successful. They just need to use all appeals to persuade the panel otherwise.
I was really excited to watch this video because of the song that came on in the very beginning. I love Mary J. Blige and I feel her music is very powerful especially the song in this video. However, as the standalone progressed I found myself wanting to hum or sing the song as it was playing. The words were too difficult to read and there was way too much reading. I couldn’t concentrate on the words so I decided to just watch the pictures. I also found that the text was too low on each of the slides, so the last couple of lines were being cut off. Even though I liked most of the pictures, I didn’t feel like those were the best ones for the presentation. The kids looked more lonely than abused. If someone were to watch just the pictures and listen to the song I feel like a different message would be sent and received. I kinda felt like the standalone was really long too.
It’s a recording of a Pecha-Kucha from London PKN#1. While it’s the just the audio of the speaker, it’s nice to be able to see the slides so clearly.
After you watch it, comment on the effectiveness of the Pecha-Kucha format for this type of talk— how did the limitations on slides/time help or hurt him and the audience?
Second, brainstorm some of the challenges of giving a talk in this format (thinking more about your OWN presentations to come). Think beyond the surface answer (“timing is everything”), and try to anticipate specific challenges you might face. Finally, how might you go about answering these challenges— or, how will you make Pecha Kucha work for you instead of against you? Think strategically and specifically.
NOTE TO MY DAY CLASS: Since we have not started talking about Pecha Kucha yet, you may want to wait until after class Friday or Monday to respond to this prompt.
NOTE TO MY NIGHT CLASS: This guy is much better than the example I showed last night. I promise.
JOURNAL #4 -2/10
I believe the point of this slide show was to inform people that design is everywhere and that it is very important. By changing looks and capturing people’s attention we can be more successful. Yes, I do believe design is important, but it isn’t EVERYTHING. I believe this is a weak argument and needs more support somehow.
I hated the power point personally. I thought that the text slides were very difficult to read and it took a lot of time to get through all of the slides. The different fonts, sizes, and spaces made me aggravated and I found myself reading slides over and over again because I was paying attention to the different texts. I feel like they needed to use better pictures of design. I can remember the ipod, computer, and a work place but that’s about it. They really didn’t show outstanding pieces of design we have today.
I don’t think this presentation worked for this argument at all. There are tons of examples of design that are way better than what this presentation has to offer. The presentation also needed to be shorter if they wanted to go about the “text” way. It took way too much time and there weren’t enough pictures.
Not just because he sounds like Mitch Hedberg meets Elvis meets that guy from Everybody Loves Raymond, this guy is really enjoyable to watch. We would probably agree he’s doing some things right.
Here’s the question:
Since you now know them so well, how would you anticipate that both Tufte and Reynolds would criticize this presentation? Feel free to comment on any aspect you like, but pay close attention to the powerpoint he uses, as well as the way he uses it.
Also… is this a speech or a presentation? Why? How would you explain the difference?
Remember, we changed the requirements to 200-250 words per post. Either reblog or start your own post. Doesn’t matter to me. :)
I believe that this youtube clip is the best presentation on the internet. Tony Horton has led several commercials leading people to believe that his workout product is the best. He does an excellent job of persuading the audience that they are capable of having a ripped healthy body. There are numerous examples that show why he is so successful at persuading his audience. For instance, throughout the clip they use testimonies from several different people. For example, a testimony was given by a mother of four, hot bachelor, and an actual trainer proving they used the product and making a difference in their bodies. They proved that anybody can use the product. They even had a mom and her kids pose the “X” sign as they were working out. They also use another factor by showing the whole family can use this product. The parents set a good example for their kids showing them how important it is to stay healthy. Even though they do not say this out loud, the image in itself can bring this idea to parents. Another strategy they used is having Tony Horton in the gym working out with the people himself. He is promoting and using his body has a model of what P90X can actually do and what effect it has/had on his body. He is a walking advertisement throughout the entire presentation. The music they use also enhances or heightens the audience’s mood about the product. It starts out smooth and calming and builds to a hyped high beat pace. The music literally gets your adrenaline moving to want to work out with the people in the video. The pictures also give the audience a visual to look at what might happen if they use the product for 90 days. It gives them an actual idea and it gives them more motivation to believe they can get their bodies into shape. The product makes it accessible for consumers to work out in their own homes without a gym or the embarrassment of working out in front of other people. The “X” pose and “bring it” saying is the final piece of persuasion for this clip. Everyone is incorporated and it has a sense of being a team member.
Here is the very best presentation on the internet (in my opinion). Your first prompt is to post what YOU think is the best presentation on the internet, and to offer your reason(s) for naming it the best one out there.
Remember, your entries must be at least 350 words.
Please “reblog” this post, and then replace the url of MY video with YOUR video. Then type your response to the prompt in the “caption.”
Finally, you’ll want to make sure you’re “following” me, so new prompts will automatically be viewable from your account.