Power Point contest…


Well, Dy/Dan has decided to hold a PowerPoint contest. Following the UCGSB limitations, only four slides with no sound or animation.

Like the girl unable to pick which dress to wear to the dance, I can decide between the one in yesterday’s basic text only post:

[slideshare id=86532&doc=my-elevator-speech-about-me4444&w=425]

and this slinky visual number:

[slideshare id=87011&doc=pp-about-me1100&w=425]

Please help me decide! My guts say number two, but my spouse (who usually has better taste) likes the first one.

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9 Comments to

“Power Point contest…”

  1. August 4th, 2007 at 6:28 am      Reply dogtrax Says:

    Hi Alice
    I guess I like the first one best — just words.
    (But I like the slinky one, too).

  2. August 4th, 2007 at 3:47 pm      Reply Ms. Whatsit Says:

    I like them both, but I’d go with the first.

    Actually, I really love that you could put a PowerPoint on your blog. I’m going to have to check out onSlideShare.

  3. August 4th, 2007 at 7:13 pm      Reply Pam Shoemaker Says:

    Go with your gut! I like the second.

  4. August 5th, 2007 at 11:16 am      Reply Kobus van Wyk Says:

    Far be it from me to come between a spouse and spousee … but go with your gut feel. (The first one: too many words.)

  5. August 6th, 2007 at 8:13 am      Reply Carolyn Foote Says:

    I like both approaches, but the second one “grabs” me more.

    Seems to be a monkey thing goin on here 😉

  6. August 6th, 2007 at 10:00 am      Reply Christian Long Says:

    Because the DY/Dan event is about ‘design’ more than ‘content’, I think that the 2nd set of slides is the way to go…but I’d push it further. Don’t think of it as a PowerPoint slide set; think of it as 4 individual and related ‘images’ that draw the audience in. Yes, they want to know the facts…but they want to have their hearts and imagination won over as well! Best of luck! Cheers, Christian

  7. August 6th, 2007 at 10:01 am      Reply Christian Long Says:

    BTW, there is NO reason why the first option can’t have images with the key phrases overlaid. Just a thought if your spouse wins the argument. Cheers, Christian

  8. August 6th, 2007 at 10:26 am      Reply alicemercer Says:

    Christian: Well, I can’t argue with the judge, can I? I think I will because I’m contrary that way, but seriously…

    The entire concept for number one was blown when I couldn’t submit it with typewriter animation because the presentation is based on the metaphor of a text chat, with the words appearing in the moment, and the thoughts are not carefully crafted, but part of a conversation. If I had it to do statically, I’d cut a lot of the wording, but as a text chat it works at that length because it shows the back and forth. You’re right it could be laid over images, etc. but that is a whole ‘nother slide show. Since it’s CC, folks are now welcome to take and use the chat patter, or it’s parts, in their own slides.

    On number two, I don’t like the disjointed images idea at all. It’s not me, it’s not my style. I want a central idea. I’m flaky enough in some of my conversations (and that’s what I think of these slides as) without a “main idea”. My goals for this contest are not getting a job (I’ve done that recently, and sadly with a much more long and drawn out portfolio video), but to see how to push myself, and others in crafting a short, high-impact message on technology in education.
    I have been wandering like Moses in the desert trying to get folks to craft a good list of “sound bites” about ed tech. This is my chance to model what in the heck I’m talking about.

  9. August 6th, 2007 at 10:58 am      Reply alicemercer Says:

    BTW Christian, the kid’s still cute. Might as well risk sucking up after my last comment.


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