For the group tutorial this week, a Presentation Skills Workshop with Matt Kepple and Laura North.
Laura and Matt have been running these sessions for some time, but this is the first time 100% online. Matt and Laura are in separations locations too.
Everybody feels a bit nervous about public speaking, so we’ve going to use a framework to help. We’re going to do a one minute talk to learn principles of how to give good presentation. These can then be applied for longer presentations.
Think about three questions:
What was your motivation for working on it?
What is special or interesting about it?
What was one challenge, and what did you learn from it?
Now use these as a structure for your presentation:
- 10 seconds: Introduce yourself and say what your project is.
- 10 seconds: Briefly introduce your three key points.
- 10 seconds x 3: To Talk about your three key points in more detail.
- 10 seconds to summarise what you’ve said, and end with a thank you.
For the first draft, I presented to Sharon for feedback, and vice-versa.
For the second draft, I presented to Katerina and Leonie, and with Jonathan and Laura for feedback, and vice-versa.
For the final draft, we presented to everybody for feedback.
My final draft
Hello. I’m David, a visual artist. Amongst other things, I make sculptures, but not from wood or stone, but from fiber.
What I am going to talk about is simulating fiber art on the computer, why this is useful, and some of the challenges encountered.
Fiber sculptures are time consuming to make. Before committing I want to simulating them in digital world before making in the physical world. Its useful to prototype before committing scarce materials and time.
Using Adobe Illustrator I have prototyped a working methodology, but there are a few challenges. Illustrator was unable to render some images as they are “too complex”. I have had to work around these by simplifying the underlying framework.
To summarize, I’ve made a start at simulating fiber sculptures (which isn’t a common practice), hit a few brick walls with Illustrator which I’ve managed to work through, and am continuing this exploration.
Thanks for listening. And don’t forget: buy my art!
This was an interesting exercise, and everybody made tangible improvements with each draft. Having a structure to work with clearly helps.
The online sessions are usually text only, so it was good to make video and audio contact too.comments powered by Disqus