I have my next MORS-450 speech tonight, so of course that means more iMovie practice!

The theme for this one is “Keep It Simple,” and our goal is to explain something complex in a way that is accessible. As with all of our speeches, we are supposed to focus on both content and style, since either one can improve or worsen the presentation. I chose to go with “Writing Better Computer Programs” because that’s just how I roll.

One of the pieces of feedback that I received last week was to not turn my back on the audience when I am moving to different parts of the room, so I wanted to practice side stepping.  I also wanted to focus on eye contact, though I didn’t receive critiques on that area last week.

After practicing a few times, I realized that it is really hard to work on eye contact when I am looking at a plain wall.  I plan on taping some “targets” to my wall to help out with my future practice sessions.

I made a few mistakes during this go round, but hopefully it isn’t anything too distracting.

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Here are some screenshots from the Powerpoint slides that I am using in the presentation.
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</div><ul><li>After using whitespace to improve layout
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</div><ul><li>Then using descriptive names to convey information</li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
</div><ul><li> Finally adding in comments to make it easier to understand</li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">
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