The changes I was given really helped with changing my slide. I was told the heart in the side of the slide was barely visible and you couldn’t really see it. It didn't even think about the fact that the slide would look different being projected. Secondly, I was told my name was unnecessary for the slide. That taught me that text is really less, and that we all know the slide is about me, so my name doesn’t really need to be there. Finally, I learned that the more people say things you could of done better, the better you are going to get. I knew going into this that my slide wasn’t very good. But after presenting, I saw everyone’s minds come together and really help me improve on my slide.
I really only had to make three changes to my side. First I got rid of my name because I was told that I didn’t really need it there. Secondly, I fixed the lining of my quote. There was just “Emerson” on the bottom line and that was kind of a problem. So I just moved my text over to the left, which made all of my quote go on two lines. Finally, I changed the heart on my slide completely. I was told to maybe make a constellation heart, but I couldn’t really find a picture of that. So, I decided to use a heart made of paw prints. I did this because my old dog Jake passed away, but I also recently got a new dog named Winter. I care about these dogs a lot, so I decided to talk about that and me being a kind hearted person. I also changed the placement of the heart. Since I really love dogs, it put it around the moon to say “I love them to the moon and back”.
I used a few sources to make an amazing slide. First, I used Presentation Zen, which was given to us by Ms. Hull. This was the first website I really went to for good ideas, but it gives you a more basic idea of what a slide needs in it to be amazing. Secondly, I used tutsplus.com to create a more professional looking slide. Presentation Zen gave me good ideas, but I feel like they didn’t look too professional looking all together. Finally, the last big website I used was learninginhand.com. This website had a lot of cool tricks to making a really interesting slide. I used this website to add a shadow to my quote.
Overall, I learned a lot after presenting my slide. After hearing the critiques from my fellow classmates and Ms. Hull, it opened my eyes to new things I never even noticed. After hearing that I know now why I needed to change to grow as a person and a student. With the critiques I was given and the other research I did, I believed I enhanced my slide even more.
So here is my slide. There are many reasons why I chose to make my slide look like this. First, I chose this background for three reasons. First because of the symmetry. Symmetry is not only appealing to the eye, but it also makes your slide look more interesting and professional. Secondly, I really am interested in nature, so instead of writing that out, I put in an image of a tree to resemble that. Finally, I like the colors present on the picture, so again instead of writing my favorite colors, which creates more words, I could pick an image that have those colors.
Also. I put a heart in my thing for two reasons. First I put it to the side for the bleeding effect. We all know the other half of the heart, so I can have more blank space by only putting half of it. Secondly, I like to believe that I am a kind hearted person, so the heart is there to represent that. With adding a picture, it eliminates the need for words.
Finally, I used a quote that really represented my mentality towards life. I firmly believe that if you do things in life that are given to you, you won’t get far or enjoy the life that you have. But, if you challenge yourself throughout your life, you will benefit and thank yourself in the future. Again, instead of writing all of that out, I put a quote that gets that message across. I also made the font pretty big that way you guys can read it and I made the text color light, that way it was a color contrast and easily visible.
Overall, with all of the research I did, the websites Ms. Hull provided, and my basic knowledge of how to make a good slide, I was able to make, what I believe to be, a good slide that really shows who I am.