Using a provocative photo can improve your audience’s attention to your presentation.
Susan says, “What is your first reaction to this art piece. Mine was to try to find all the bit and pieces the artist has substituted for the real in this make believe world. A photo like this, (a Where’s Waldo for adults) can capture your audience’s attention. You can’t just toss this photo into your presentation but if you have a reason – for a topic such as, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – a photo like this can give your audience a break from the seriousness of the problem and allow them a moment to breath and have fun. By the way, I found glasses, a clarinet body, water faucets and bells. You?
Don’t Over Think It.
Lucia says, “The first things I saw as I approached this exhibit were the musical instruments. I have to admit my reaction was one of horror. I thought about school children who would like to learn, but don’t have access to a musical instrument. Then I calmed down and realized these were probably discarded parts, just like the faucet handles and the glasses. I was able to appreciate the cleverness of the artist. How did he see a clarinet body and trombone valves as parts of a steam engine? It goes to show it’s all in how you look at things. I could have missed the beauty of the art by staying in my state of outrage. Think of the discussion a photo like this could evoke with your audience. Should we look at something as a whole or dissect it and name the parts. What do we miss when we get too analytical? Either way it could be a lot of fun.”
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