The instructions were 20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide. Short and preferably amusing.
I adapted an old post of mine, “How to Steal Like a Teacher” (which was adapted from Austen Kleon’s post “How to Steal Like An Artist”. He has since turned the post into a book) and turned it into 20 slides. I thought that because I was using something that I had prepared it wouldn’t be a lot of work but it WAS and I was quite nervous.
I’ve presented in front of a large audience before but not that large and not so fast! There was no time to pause and see if everyone got the point or found a picture I chose amusing. I usually give talks without holding papers but here it seemed important to say the concise sentences I had prepared so I had index cards. I didn’t always look at them though.
Leo Selivan from the British Council was the host. He categorized the six presentations in this manner:
I defined mine as inspirational. There were quite a few “blame it on the host” ones! Most of the presentations were very funny. I settled for “inspirational”!
Leo showed a preview slide for each presentation. Here’s mine:
So, here is the slide show of my presentation. Its just the visuals, of course, but I hope you can enjoy it anyway!