Comments on two of the MDG Presentations
Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
This group had a very nice introduction. The picture of the emaciated child was very dramatic and engaged my interest. The project in itself was very straight to the point. They had facts that allowed the audience to understand the topic and the severity of the situation. In their realm of response, they gave several example of organizations that are helping the situation. I really enjoyed the section where they gave several inventions that made life easier in the region, such as the life-straw, that filters dirty water, the money-maker block press kit, and the water tub. They showed that progress has been made. Overall the presentation was very nice. It had a nice flow, in terms of how, when and in what order they presented information.
Combat AIDS/HIV, malaria
This project was very visually pleasing. They had a lot of pictures that were relevant to the topic. One thing I liked was the little but effective use of words. It allowed the audience to stay engaged. However, some of the clip art was a little too elementary. The realm of response tied into architecture very nicely, with the design competition. It was unique compared to the others. The ending was very effective by stating how many actual deaths that had occurred during the presentation. Overall the presentation was probably the most engaging of the four on that day.