If you capture your audiences’ attention your presentations moves from good to great.
Susan says, “I love art that is made from common, recognizable objects used in unexpected ways. This work is, of course, made from bicycle wheel rims. Here they mesh like toothless gears, stacked up, in bright kiddie colors. In this way they become easy tools for metaphor: transportation, freedom, play, going nowhere, spinning, left behind, childhood. The good thing about this image is because the wheel rims are used in an unexpected way, your audience will have to think for just a minute about what they are seeing. This is the pause that can refocus a straying audience and bring them back to the moment. Because it is sometimes a struggle to keep your audience with you, these pauses are worth seeking out. An image like this can be presenting gold.”
Lucia says, “All the things Susan mentioned went through my mind when I made this photo. First I chuckled when I saw this scene. What a clever use of wheel rims to create a sculpture. I wondered, ‘was this advertising a bike repair shop?’ Then I thought of everything from transportation to fun. The important part of this story is that the scene made me stop and ponder these things. I agree with Susan that using this type of photo to insert the unexpected in your presentation can give your audience a moment to refocus, especially when discussing complex subjects.”
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