Half of this week was spent doing our first presentations for the class. Whitney and I were the first group to present and we were actually not nervous at all. We had worked very hard in order to plan out the most important information that we wanted to talk about. Also getting really in depth with the topics helped make us real comfortable when talking about it in front of the class. We decided we wanted the whole presentation to seem very laid back and styled sort of like a Ted Talk. Our goal was to follow the structure of the what is now versus what could be and try to teach our audience why the elements of fiction we chose were of very high importance.
I think Whitney and I did a great job presenting. We were able to work well with each other, making our presentation look like an intellectual conversation we were having. We were good at staying on topic and finishing and picking up new thoughts to make our entire talk flow.
I do think Whitney and I have some areas to improve as well. Watching other presentations from class and hearing our grade I realized we really lacked in pictures and an overall visual. We were so focused on what we were going to say that we neglected pictures to captivate the audience, which don't get me wrong, the substance of the presentation was a huge part of the assignment. Although when learning about a topic, I do agree that the audience is intrigued by sound and visual. Once you take away one of those the mind of the people watching starts to drift. I really liked Isra and Sela's presentation because not only did they have intelligent things to say about their topic but they also had very nice visuals that kept me intrigued.