My Learning Journey


Electronic Presentation Tips/Skills

In class we focused on a couple of key points. The first important thing to remember is don't use a lot of text. By keeping the text minimal you engage the audience because they have to listen to you for the bigger concept. A easy way to do this is add more pictures. Second, it's important to remember that a power point,prezi, etc. is a prop. You shouldn't totally depend on your power point. Use it to integer your audience. It can make your presentation more interesting and eye appealing.

More presentation tips

  • eye contact

  • loud voice

  • no umms, likes, uhhh, etc

  • use pictures to your advantage

  • go slowly

  • don't read

  • practice

  • if you are not prepared don't apologize for it. Pretend that you are ready and try your best don't draw attention to your anxiety or nerves because the audience can not detect it

Presentation Layout

  • make sure that you know exactly what you what to tell, the main story.

  • come up with clear points that support the main story

  • make sure their is a clear beginning, middle, and end so the audience can follow along easily

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft publisher is a program that allows you to make lots of different publications. It provides templates to make a brochures, posters, newsletters, flyers, business cards, calendars, post cards, greeting cards, labels, and websites. Microsoft Publisher is very easy and straight forward. It allows you to design your own publications, but provides layouts to make it easier. You can add desings, pictures, switch around the layouts, and more!

In class: Brochure

New Publication: Flyer

A flyer can be great for displaying an advertisement, a event poster, party invitation, sign up sheet, and more. In Microsoft Publisher you can make a flyer it's easy, start forward and fun! Microsoft Publisher allows you to pick from tons of templates and you can add your own designs, pictures, etc.

Composition Photography

Composition Photography is the correct way to compose your image. There are key things to remember to make your picture or photograph better.

Rule of Thirds: a photograph/picture is divided into 9 sections and the focal point is not in the center, it is where the lines intersect. Horizons/walls can cover ⅓ or ⅔ of the frame.

Golden section: any photograph, picture, or building can be cut in to a sequence of smaller rectangles that eventually group together in one corner of the picture. This creates a focal point in your picture.
Balance: a photograph or picture should be balanced by adding a secondary point of interest to balance the main focal point. This will fill in the ‘empty’ space in your picture without adding a lot of weight.
Number of objects: the human eye is naturally drawn to the center of an image. So when you have an odd number of objects the eye has a place to anchor before looking at the rest of the object. This provides balance and allows you to see the picture as a whole.

Deeper Learning

Leading Lines

When we look at a photo our eyes are naturally drawn along lines. By placing lines carefully in your picture it can affect the way we view the image. It can pull us into the picture, towards the subject or on a journey ‘through’ the scene. Usually they start at the bottom of a picture and guide the eye upwards and inwards.