Nafisa Afsana Taskia, a Certified Supply Chain Analyst, does a great job at describing how Facebook can have adverse and negative effects on individuals that abuse the social media in her power point presentation “The Grey Shades of Blue”.
Nafisa not only explains how abusing Facebook has negative effects, but also references statistics of people who abuses social media, and compares the data to other social media sites that are trending in today’s society.
Nafisa chose to create a presentation with informal language to help give the readers or audience a clear image of what type of negative effects are associated with abusing social media. The content is broken down beginning with an overview that describes the increasing importance of Facebook, the reasons why not to trust Facebook, how overuse and careless use of Facebook leads to personal and professional problems, and a no conclusion slide. Enough visuals were included to provide the audience support for a better understanding on the content throughout the presentation.
The presentation doesn’t provide the purpose of the presentation, an introductory slide, or a synopsis of what the author is trying to accomplish with her presentation. She started with a title slide, and transitioned straight to an overview; which is not a downfall of the presentation but an introductory slide would have laid out the foundation of the presentation from the beginning.
The overview in the presentation is clear and concise; there is enough information in a bullet and sub-bullet format to understand how all the points are related to each other. The formatting is aligned, and consistent. The points in the headings reflect the overview without being out of sequence.
The Main Points
For all the main points, Nafisa used her research as back up on the presentation; however, she doesn’t explain how this information was obtained as there are no citations for the research or the images used on the presentation. Although the pictures reflect statistics, the information can’t be validated which affects the credibility of the presentation.
There is no indication of research being conducted by herself, and the images included do not reflect a citation that indicates if they are her own products or someone else’s products. Nafisa does include a summary of her data, and covers a conclusion drawn from the data she provided.
The “Take-Aways” slides were references of different negative effects accompanied with images for the audiences to understand the point of the slide, but no conclusion slide was included aside from the last slide that states “Don’t be a puppet of the system”. Although this statement could be construed as a conclusion, it doesn’t conclude anything from the data provided. Transitions and especial effects were not used in the presentation to allow for an easier flow throughout the presentation, but it oriented the audience and it was consistent.
Nafisa rather than creating her own fonts for some slides, used a combination of images already created from different sources; the colors used for the presentation contrast within each other enough to create diversity and appeal. The font sizes for some slides were larger than others, but they were effective as they were used to catch the audience attention. The colors were used properly based on the content on the slides, and didn’t conflict with the images used. No special effects were used but the images were enough to support the slide main point.
The repetition of the slide was not the same, she broke down each slide differently and it was effective in keeping the audience engaged due to the diversity of the presentation. The use of backgrounds and images were appropriate for the subject of the presentation. One point per slide was made, and was not overwhelmed with unnecessary text.
Overall, the presentation is good as it used the proper alignment, proximity where it needed it, contrast with fonts and colors, and met most of the points in the Rhetoric of Presentations. In conclusion, all the presentation needed to be a completely effect and credible presentation, were a purpose slide, a conclusion slide, and citations.
~ Laicos ~