Presentations: Styles or Methods
Oh, the fun of presentations. For some people it is a walk in the park, and for others there is nothing worse. The way a project is presented can be done in many different ways, good or bad.
One of the most obvious and common used methods of presenting is powerpoint. I think that power point is ok to use to an extent. There is deffinateley too many options on it, I mean we really don't need the words flying in with spaceship noises to accompany it. I think it is best to keep it simple. Simple white background, not a lot of clutter, and slide that are pleasing to the eye and not overwhelming. Powerpoint can be a great tool for presentations, just as long as it is used in moderation.
The use of visual aids is something that is very helpful to the audience and also to the presenters. Visual aids can really help bring a point across. I like to see pictures of objects on white or black backgrounds, it really helps bring out the subject. There is nothing distracting the eye from the piece that the presenters want the audience see.
Something that I found really intersting is how many different ways a research portfolio can be layed out. Whne looking at our T.A.'s portfolios in class, no 2 were the same or even close to the same style. Some pages run together, some have 1 picture, some have a series of multiple sketches. It seems as if the possiblilities for presentations are endless. I think that as long as the displays are simple and pleasing to the eye, the presentation will benefit greatly from it.