While this was an engaging project it was definitely a struggle. I initially struggled coming up with a new idea to pitch but once I came up with idea I thoroughly enjoyed researching and then fine tuning the concept. Then the struggle became how to present the idea in an effective and engaging manner online. I ended up using three different technologies that I have never used before, which came with its own challenges as happens when using new technology but I managed to make it work. In the end I enjoyed this process as I ended up learning in a variety of ways and pushed my own learning with the new technology I chose to use.
As someone who has and continues to work with staff and students at school I found these presentations difficult to create. I always preach the message of “less is more” as presentation tools are merely tools and the person presenting the information is the most important part of the presentation. I have always told people that presentations should be simple and should not distract from the message. This is where I struggled with this project. I feel I had too much content in the presentation, not enough visuals and I’m not sure if my voice over distracts or adds to the overall feel. As someone who presents to students, staff and administrators often I always think of myself as the presentation regardless of whichever tool I use. While enjoyed and am pleased with the final product I did struggle to fully explain my Venture and feel that I would definitely change it if I was able to present in person.