ah, pretty preppy

if i make it past tuesday at noon, i will live forever. i am doing a presentation with this girl, and apparently she had planned the entire thing out in her head before even talking to me, so i feel like i’m along for the ride. sheesh.

so, how many of you like using powerpoint and think it’s a great addition to presentations (we’re talking 15-minute presentations, not 3-hour presentations)? this girl wants to do a PP for a 10-15-minute presentation. ehh?? i had to politely come up with a way to say, um, NO. i hope she listens. who does that, unless it’s assigned?

a) i hate making PPs. they are annoying and PP annoys me as a program.

b) i am in the camp that any visual assistance that you are using that doesn’t fall into the category of 1)you interacting with, such as a map, or 2) being a supplemental, like letting a short video clip play without commentary from you, DETRACTS from a presentation. these people are supposed to be listening to you, not staring at a screen with three bullet points on it while listening to a person drone on in the background.

maybe i’m a fuddy duddy when it comes to that. in addition to that, this is not new material. this will be a recap of a chapter the class will have read for that week. i think i’ll “forget” my laptop tomorrow and hope she doesnt’ mention anything.