I had a lot of fun doing this assignment and learned more about how to create slides.
My name is michael. This slide is made the way it is because ithis is my personality. Most of the things I do are based on what i know people will do. It also reflects my humor. i am verry “look, its nothing!” kind of person. this slide is who I am and thats why it looks the way it does.
My first idea was to have a photo of me in the center of the slide and have words around it. However, when I read the Presentation Zen website I saw that slides are meant to be visual aids, not text aids. Meaning that instead of having a bunch of words, people should only have to look at your slide for a moment to understand it. The explanation should happen when you are talking. For this reason I put 3 pictures and three words underneath them that explain me in a much faster way.
On the website Slide Design I read about contrasting colors. My slide color is blue. So I thought for a contrasting color I should use red, but a red that was dark enough not to be distracting from what the words actually say. For my pictures I decided to let the two on the ends “bleed off the page”. In Presentation Zen, it says that letting your picture bleed creates the illusion that the picture is bigger than it is. This was especially helpful because I couldn’t make my pictures bigger because they kept getting blurry.
Finally, I made my words at 80 and 68pt. font. I did this because in Slide Design it says that bigger font catches attention and forces you to use less words. I tried to create a simple slide that explained one point about me. It wasn't an easy thing to accomplish, but I think I did the best job I could. This project has taught me a lot and will help in future presentations.
After listening to some of the critiques I decided to change a few things. I changed the pictures because my new pictures go better with my color scheme. I used red colors to contrast with the blue background. Then I framed the pictures and spread them apart to make the slide more interesting and more memorable. Then I made all the fonts bigger because that made them stand out more.
Working hard is something that is an everyday part of life. Its a basic cycle that I follow everyday. It can be abbreviated with the initials SWAG. Struggle, work hard, achieve, good job. These are very simple rules that I follow. I was once known as a procrastinator but owned up to my responsibilities to become a better person.
is key in my life because it helps me learn. Whether its school work or
working at home. I always jump straight into my work so I can evaluate
it and try again in case that I fail. If I didn’t struggle in my work
then I wouldn’t learn anything from my mistakes. Working hard is the
basic essential of my life. Its putting basic effort into everything I
do. Putting in this basic effort shows that I take pride in my work and
attempt to make it attemptable. Achieving is the byproduct of my hard
work. Its when I get praise for helping around the house or writing an
analytic essay the praise helps me work harder in the future. The good
job part is my self reflection. I get to take a step back and understand
how I did on my work and what I can do in the future. This is an
infinite cycle that will be repeated forever and beyond time itself.
While presenting I learned that I need to be more formal with my speech. I must not say like or yeah as much. For my slide I also learned I should have a matching color scheme and make sure that the font are the same. The most important thing I learned is that positioning is key in advertising and that the order of words and pictures can change the flow and mood of the advertisement.
My slide shows a few things that I like. My favorite of different categories. This slide shows my favorite football player and basketball player. This shows that I like sports. It also shows the college that I want to go to. Since its all about me I found a picture with that bolded and put it in the center. The things that are all about me are all around it.
The first thing that I added to the slide were pictures of football stuff, since this is my favorite sport. Cam Newton is my favorite player in the N.F.L so I put a picture of him doing his signature Touch Down celebration. On the opposite side diagonal to that is a picture of his cleats. Also on this slide there is a picture of a football hemet.
In the future I want to go to the University of Oregon. So I put a picture of the Oregon logo. If I go to this college I would want to play football. This is why I have a picture of the Ducks mascot Puddles.
My goal for this slide is to make it easy to understand and appealing to the eye. I made one of my pictures bleed and overlap to make it personal. I learned about these techniques from the Presentation Zen website. Another thing I added to my slide were facts and little details about my self. I believe this slide is interesting and will grasp the attention of the reader.
I chose images that meant something to me personally. I also only chose three pictures and balanced them out diagonally across the slide.This made the slide more appealing to the eyes. I chose the Canadian Flag to because I love Canada and I also have a picture of the hunger games trilogy. The hunger games is one of my favorite trilogy. Then I have a picture of the three top colleges that I would love to attend. Also to end off my slide I added one of my favorite quotes by Malcolm X. The quote has a really good meaning to it and tell students and kids that the only way to succeed in life is to be educated.Also for my slide I left some negative space so it would not look confusing and cluttered.
I am very pleased with the fact that I now know how to make a slide look interesting and will apply this to future assignments. These techniques are also used in advertisements.
For my new slide I focused more on one topic which is Canada and then I focused on one color. This slide is better then the previous one because the other one had to many pictures that had nothing to do with each other. Then I also focused on the topic "Canada" and made the background of my slide the Canadian flag. This slide was nice and simple and to the point. I really feel confident that this slide is more appealing to the eyes of the reader.
I was very tempted to make this slide fancier and more detailed but less is more in this situation. The simple picture of the earth bleeds of the page giving the illusion of a larger image and the font emphasizes the importance of this slide. I used colors that flowed well together and kept the eyes of my audience focused. I also attempted to use the Rule of Thirds, and evenly distributed the words and pictures across the slide.
When I was assigned to create one slide to sum up who I am, or what represents me, I was stumped. I didn't know what I could possibly use to represent me without having a cluttered mess. I know I hate when a slide is bombarded with things. So trying to design a slide that captures everyones attention & can be quickly understood wasn't the easiest thing.
I made me slides with a deep blood red to represent the people I loved that I have lost. I put Victoria Secrets PINK on my slide with the caption ‘be comfortable, because I feel as if you shouldn’t have to change who you are and what you want to please other people. Adam Levine, who I love, bleeds off of the page a little to represent how much I adore him. I also have a music note half on his picture and the background. Every day I listen to music, its a big part of my life, so it needed to be expressed. Next to him I have the phrase "Love Life" with an Italian flag bleeding half off the page. It show's to that I love my life, and I love who I am.
Lastly, in my lower right corner I have the lovely late Marilyn Monroe and with one of her many wise quotes. "The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong." I used this quote to help represent how I want to be. I don't want to be defined by a man, I want to be my own. Be myself, and independent woman.
A lot, well most of my decision making was effected on whet would represent my style the most. What would represent me the best. When I did my text size, I wanted something that could stand out and be read, while not taking the attention away from what I would be saying. Creating this slide made me realize how hard it is to keep someone attention, without boring them.
Going into presentation day I thought my slide was good. That was up until I seen the criticism that my fellow classmates were getting on slides I thought were really good. But it could have been better. I have not had the chance to present and get criticism for myself, but taking into consideration of what others received, I made changes to my slide.
I made the slide look the way it does which is a light blue because blue is my favorite color and it’s happy. I’m generally a happy person, so it reflects on me as a person. The text color is a darker blue so it compliments the lighter blue, and looks nice, although, I made the text, “Music,” red so it gets people’s attention. The red contrasts from the blue to make it pop. Music is very important in my life, and it’s one of my favorite hobbies. I listen to music everyday and it makes me feel better and more content with myself. The picture of me and my friends represents that I’m a goofy person most of the time and I love being surrounded by my friends and people I care about. It bleeds of the page so the text is easily read and the picture is clear to see. Also, the picture of the Nike soccer ball is present in the slide because Nike is my favorite sports brand, and soccer is my favorite sport. It also represents I like sports in general. The quotes, "All you need is love," basically describes how I see life. If you have love in your life, whether it being loving your family or friends, you'll be happy.
What influenced me to make my decision about my slide is putting what is most important to me and what I enjoy the most. I love spending my time playing sports, and hanging with friends. Listening to music daily is also important to me. As for the colors and text, I chose what was easy on the eyes, and what I would personally like if I were to see the slide.
In all, the way the slide is presented is what I thought the audience would like and what represented me.
Reflection: I realized the colorful background detracted from the earth, which was supposed to be the focus of the picture. I changed that by adding a different picture of space as the background, one much clearer and allowing for the earth to be noticed more. I also made the text just a bit bigger.
I was never taught how to make an effect powerpoint presentation at my old school. I was told to simply bulletpoint the information you need to say, add a few pictures. Bam! I was done and when I would need to present my presentation I would read right of the slide. In this class I was taught that less is more. That blew my mind thinking about how cluttered all my past presentations were so I decided to take steps to fix that.
I chose the quote “What about second breakfast?” because I think I shows many things about me. It shows I like movies and books, it also shows that I like food. I also love what the Lord of the Rings are all about, throughout the movies you see such a strong friendship between all the members of the Fellowship. For my photo I chose the character who said this quote because I believe that by the end of Return of the King he had grown into one of the bravest characters. I feel that I could be represented by Pippin because he didn’t really take things seriously, and just went along on the journey just for laughs. But by the end of the trilogy he grows into a responsible and brave person. Something I aspire to be. I tried to make my slide simple and used simply as a visual reference. I tried to make my quote stand out by using a light color against a dark background. I also bled the picture of Pippin so things would look more natural and flow a little better. By doing this my presentation is less cluttered and my slide is now visually pleasing. I also attempted to use Rule of Thirds. I tried to keep the photo in one third and the quote in another third so that I would have an empty third between the two.
By creating this slide I took the first step to making future presentations more visual. I have learned that simplicity is key and that when in doubt make the font bigger. I believe that all of my future Powerpoint presentations will not only look alot nicer but make my talk better.
My old slide had a lot of negative space with small text and a low res picture. With my new slide I found a picture with a higher resolution and made the quote bigger. I tried to make the quote stand out from the background while still going with the color scheme. Throughout this process I have learned how to make a proper slide for a presentation. I have also learned about how to balance negative space and I can now navigate Keynote with ease.
When I created my slide, I used the technique of overlay and contrast. I partnered brights with darks and neutrals with bolds. I used the black infinity sign as a background icon for my caption to make it stand out with the white coloring. I did a bit of bleeding, but mostly an overlay technique.
My slide describes me to a “T”. I know that if someone were to look at this slide ,you would see Joie. I am in love with the color pink. I honestly believe that my slide describes me.
I used two websites to reference why I made the decisions. I spent a lot of time figuring out what belongs on a slide and what does not belong. I did not use a lot of empty space. All my blank spaces were filled with color, my favorite color. My slide was straight to the point. My slide had a purpose, it explained me.
The smiley shows how cheerful I am and how I like to brighten up everyones day. All of my other pictures are of me. These picture show how much I love my friends and how important my birthday is to me. The last picture is of my favorite store and brand.
I learned that when you make a media fluency slide that you can not have a lot of fonts. Your fonts , colors and picture should share the same color scheme.
When i saw the link to Presentation Zen, I realized that I was doing it wrong. I needed to do techniques to make it simple yet effective.For my slide I chose many techniques to make my slide personal. One thing I did was to "bleed" the image. I found out about this technique from the website about Presentation Zen.
From the criticism I heard of my peers slides, I realized that I shouldn't overwhelm the people who are looking at it and the slide its self. I now know that I shouldn't add too many words and pictures. I have to make my slide simple yet effective. If there are too many things at once, the focus of the slide will be lost. I did not make much changes and instead kept it very similar to my old slide.
In technology class we learned how to make poster, slides or any other form of media look better. This is called media fluency. Some of these techniques include; bleeding images of the side to make the slide look bigger, pushing the letters closer together... and so on.
My name is Angelo. I am a very free-sprited person. Music is one of the only things that helps me to focus and calm myself down. You will almost always see me with my headphones on. The picture of the music note with wings that i put on my slide represents me listening to music and being free to do what I want. The afro picture i found a little funny but i used it because i was born with this hair so I might as well make the most out of it.
I edited this slide so that the font is fancier making it more eye-appealing. I used a white background with a border to really bring out the black and gold colors of the variables. I put in a different afro clip art because I felt like the first one was to weird, and I made the letters closer together because due to the big font there was lots of space between the letters. Overall I learned that slide design matters and knowing how to do it is only the beginning. :-)
The design, although simple, took a large amount of thought placed into it. For example, the slide is a mixture of different blues. Originally, I wanted the slide to have a multitude of different bright colors, but people would only be transfixed on the color, and not on the words, or meaning, from the text placed at the bottom. I wanted to find something, not only simple, but fitting for the message written at the bottom. How fitting is adorable rows of different stars, under a positive message? It only makes sense! The color isn't very eye catching, however, it is very bright, allowing others to look long enough to admire the design, as well as the statement below, which is what everyone hopes for, when creating anything for public viewing.
The text, was also a big decision in the process. I couldn't decide whether to use a humorous phrase, or a logistical phrase. Then, it hit me. Because the slide was about me, why not use something that one, people can relate to, and two, something that I've learned, as a ninth grader? After much thought, I produced the sentence, "Everyone's a star, you just got to let your light shine,' in reference to the many positive pieces of advice given to me throughout my first few months in high school. I know the phrase may be overused, and said probably a million times, but it's important for people to remember. Everyone has that one thing that sets them apart from everyone else, therefore, making them unique. The only thing is, they shouldn't be afraid to let that, 'light,' shine, and stand out of the crowd. Taking both the ideas of empty space, simplicity, and a positive message, this is how I came up with the slide, describing me!
It's been only a few months here, but I'm learning a lot about myself. The lessons taken from SLA, and even tech class will stay with me for a long time, even after I graduate from SLA! Anyone can do anything, as long as they have confidence in themselves, that's certain.
I made a slight change to the original slide. The text was off toward the side in the first one, which didn't allow the slide to be as, quote on quote, 'good,' as it should've been. I also played around with how the background image was, in order to have the entire image shown, and have less pieces of it cut off.
I learned to make the slide appealing and make sure the pictures are not pixelated. I also learned to make the slide not have not to much info but just enough. Also to make the font big enough so people can read it.
In technology class, we had to make a slide all about us using the links given about how to design a good looking slide. The slide was supposed to show that we understood what the links were saying.
For my “All About Me Slide,” I wanted to make a slide that looked plain, yet eye-catching. On the slide design link, it says to use large font sizes and colors with a lot of contrast. Thats why I went with a white background and a bright blue heading. Also, Zach Holman says his slides aren’t made to be looked at by people who didn’t see his talk in person. To anyone who just looks at my slide, they see my name and pictures. Thats how I wanted it to be, so that people had to listen to what I have to say in order to understand what I wrote. From the Presentation Zen link, I learned to make my slide visual. That means to make it noticeable, understandable, and rememberable. The link also says that slides are visual aids, not “text aids.” That is exactly why I made my slide with pictures and no full sentences.
From the presentations last week, I learned to keep things extremely simple and spaced out. My slide was already simple, so I had to change the spacing of the letters in my name. I made it so that they aren't so close together, so now there isn't as much of an empty space.
I made my slide look like this because I wanted it to be simple and easy to read, but also so you could learn about me just by looking at it. Looking at the websites really influenced my decision making, I used the rule of thirds by putting pictures on the two outer thirds and words in the middle third. I didn’t use a lot of words so that it would be easier to read and easier to pay more attention to me while i talked. The IKEA billboards influenced me a lot because they used simple backgrounds, like black and white, like mine. They also didn’t use a lot of words and made it easy to read.Now, from watching other presentations i learned that i should use a lot less words and make it look more organized, i shouldn't have put the pictures on top of each other so I moved them and used the rule of thirds. I lined the words up in the middle and spaced them out a little so that it would be easier to read and less distracting to the eyes.
For my slide about myself I chose to use to variety of things to make mine personal. Bleeding was used for all pictures and the title for a sense of mystery, also to catch the viewers attention. Few words are written to keep the readers attention and not draw their attention away from the speaker/presenter.
Here are the sources I used to help me on this assignment.
Presentation Zen Link
I learned that you can't overpower the slide with too many words and a lot of pictures. Also that you have to keep it simple and coordinate colors in the slide with everything else.
I decided on a contrast theme. I happened to like Keynote’s blueprint theme and changed the text to green. I used the Project, Name, and Date forms creatively as a description of myself. I decided the pictures should do the rest for me and added a terminal (my second home) and a picture of Dr Who’s Tardis to make my slide look like a computer screen. For a finishing touch I added one of my favorite quotes. My slide isn't very minimal but it communicates me very well and is neat, clean, and eye-catching.