After a quick glance at this photo, did it put a smile on your face? Don’t worry, it’s natural.
Susan says, “The most useful thing about using this image in a presentation (other than that it is a wonderful photograph) is that it is of an animal. We humans make ultra strong connections to animals, especially to dogs and cats. Because of that if you choose to use a photo of an animal, your audience is completely open and ready to take in and connect with what you have to say about it. Now they are ready to enjoy and connect with your story be it literal or metaphoric. So whether your story is about getting a dog from the pound, your amazing dog Skip, or keeping your dog safe at the beach, or about joy, the ocean, grief, childhood, summer you have a ready and willing audience. The field is wide open.”
Lucia says, “Fearless and carefree, there’s nothing like the glee of a dog at the ocean. Look how Boo has thrown herself into the water. All paws in the air. The spouts of water mimicking her leaps look like a fountain trailing behind her. And the spray around her body adds to the action. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about this photo. I wanted to capture the elations of pure abandon. But did this picture tell that story? Susan’s reaction to it convinced me that I was successful after all. She laughed and kept going back to it with delight. Yes, I agree with her that you could use this photo to capture the imagination of your audience. I think Boo’s joy is infectious. Don’t you?”
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