How a topic is presented is as important as the topic itself. If the topic is displayed in a speech form without pictures or visual aids, my guess almost 99% will find it extremely boring. Images and text are highly useful tools. For one because they help get the point across a lot easier, and for two images catch a persons attention and they become interested in the topic.
While looking through the suggested magazines and blogs, i found a few interesting styles of presentation that I thought were smart and creative.
On the CMKY magazine website there various styles that each columnist chose to individualize. I wish I could put a picture on my blog, but I couldn't figure out how. But anyway, the use of standard inspirational quotes that are used as an image outside of the original text, is a creative eye catching idea. The image/text made me stop and think about what it was saying and then connect it back into the main text. I think it would be a good idea for these types of images to help present in our presentation.
I definitely think it is important to have pictures. There are different ways of using pictures to portray certain emotions. It would be quite boring to be reading about a building and then see a picture of it, then read about another building, and see a picture of it. I think that while writing about a building or a specific topic it is important to incorporate an image of the subject, but then to also be creative and connect it with something similar to relate and go beyond the regular into the unique.
This is a link to one of CMKY's mag. articles. I found it very interesting to look at. The images look sporadic, but are they? I feel that they were strategically placed to invoke a feeling...to get you thinking.
For our topic of Poverty and Hunger we should incorporate artwork, text/quotes, photography, and also creative drawings to help better understand our feelings and thoughts of topic.
"Being a creative genius is not enough; you've also got to have a hard head, a strong back, and an absolute fear of failure."