You all get a break from 'presenter's mode' next week, but in lieu of preparing a presentation, I've asked you to start laying the foundation for your Pecha Kucha talk.
Remember, Pecha Kucha talks are organized around the '20x20' structure. There are not many Pecha Kucha-style talks online that deal with a science or research subject, but here are a couple of examples that might be helpful to review.
What color is your slide deck?
First, I'd like you to develop a color scheme for your presentation and prepare two slides (only two please) as exemplars. Your slides should include (1) a single quote and (2) a concept or definition (and both should relate to your research). Look at the portfolio of images you assembled last week to choose colors that match the subject of your presentation. Keep your scheme simple - you're only allowed to choose a background color, a main color, and a highlight color. As an aide, you can use this online tool from Adobe - just choose an initial color and it will help you select another one or two as a compliment.
Please upload your slides to the Google Drive (I've made a new folder) no later than 6PM Tuesday.
Grab your pencils and draw
In class we discussed the importance of planning out your talk before you start making visual aids. To help you get started making that plan, I've asked you to roughly sketch out slides for your Pecha Kucha talk. Please keep the unusual format of Pecha Kucha in mind when thinking about your visuals. Remember that each image will only be on screen for 20 seconds, so it will need to be simple enough for you to explain quickly. And because you are only allowed 20 slides, you will have to be judicious in your final selection. (But remember, in your initial plan, you may include a few 'extra' slides to help clarify your argument).
I've attached a 'storyboard' template here to help with this exercise. Please bring two copies of your storyboards to class next week (one to share with a partner and one to give to me).
What's your point?
Finally, the most important part of the planning process is to work out exactly what your main point is. Please write one or two sentences that encapsulates the single most important idea you want your audience to take away from your talk. Bring a printed copy of that too and be prepared to explain that idea to your partner.