Slide Design Project

Speaker’s Outline

Slide 1: Happily Ever After

  • Perhaps the best part of every story is turning that final page and reading the words, “And they lived happily ever after.”
  • This is the ending that we are all hoping and striving towards.  A chance at happiness.

Slide 2: Once Upon a Time

  • In most languages there exists a phrase as magical and full of promise as perhaps any in the world.  That phrase is “Once upon a time.”
  • We all have our own stories to live.
  • We are the heroes of our own lives.

Slide 3: Adventure

  • Heavenly Father has granted us this earthly life so we can experience our own adventures.
  • We are given opportunities for greatness, nobility, courage, and love.

Slide 4: Trials

  • Trial is part of the journey. No life would be complete without it.
  • All heroes must go through their own dark valley of temptation, trial, and sorrow.
  • There must be opposition in all things so that we can learn wisdom, grow in strength, and understand joy.

Slide 5: Triumph Over Adversity

  • Adversity helps us develop a depth of character that comes in no other way.
  • It is your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your story will develop.
  • By overcoming challenges we receive growth and strength.

Slide 6: Stay True

  • Stay true to what you know is right.
  • Do not be fooled when evil is portrayed as good, and good as evil.
  • Beware false promises of happiness.

Slide 7: God’s Map

  • Heavenly Father knows the true path to happiness and he will show us the way.
  • Trust in Heavenly Father and follow his path.
  • The Gospel is the way to happiness.

Slide 8: Happily Ever After

  • “Happily Ever After” is not found only in fairy tales.  Everyone can achieve it.
  • Following Heavenly Father’s path will give us our own happy endings.

 

Process

I went online and found a conference talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf entitled, “Your Happily Ever After.”  I appreciated his message so I pulled out his main talking points for my outline. I then used Powerpoint to put together a slideshow. In searching for pictures, I tried to incorporate light of some kind in all of them.  I find light to be a good representation of Heavenly Father. As nothing contrast better with light than darkness, I chose black for my slides background color. There was a lot of purple in my first picture, so I chose gold and lime colored fonts for a split complementary color scheme.  I then carried the gold font forward for continuity. Sorry, I’m not an artist, but here is a basic sketch of my simple design:

 

powerpointsketch

 

Critique Report

I was given a review by my classmate Callie Meyet who mentioned that I was using 4 ellipses in my titles as opposed to the normal three.  My instructor Julie Peterson also reviewed my project and suggested that I play with my underline design a little to make it more interesting. She also mentioned the sizing on my final picture was a little to big. So, I eliminated the extra period, giving me only 3 after each title. I then underlined the words in my slides in various ways for a sort of asymmetrical look.  I also adjusted the sizes of a couple of my pictures to fit on the page better.

Font: Berlin Sans FB (Sans Serif)

Link to Talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2010/04/your-happily-ever-after?lang=eng&query=overcoming+adversity

Link to Pictures: Castle, Fairy, Knight, Lightning, Chess, Prayer, Scriptures, Temple

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4 thoughts on “Slide Design Project

  1. Rebecca – I loved your theme! It would go very well with President Utchdorf’s talk. It’s formal yet colorful. The pictures jump out at you and go along with the what the text says very well. The alignment is excellent. The text goes well with the presentation. You did a fabulous job! Here’s a link to my presentation: https://ruskeportfolio.wordpress.com/ . Disney influence mine as well.
    Susan Ruske

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  2. Hey Rebecca, I liked premise of your project and while I can only see the first slide here, I was able to look at your critique post to get a sense of your slides prior to any final edits. I think the contrast of a dark background with colorful text and photos really helped with the impact of the message. Great job. I think Shaunessy did a nice job as well. Take a look at her project here: https://shaunessykateneel.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/slide-design-project/

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