Thursday, May 7, 2009

Kevin N

Please reflect on the presentation leaving constructive criticism and positive feedback.

28 comments:

shellim2009 said...

I liked how you were using the audience to interact! It made sure we were involved and interested in what you were talking about... which I was! Being outdoorsy and active is good too. Staying in shape is a nice quality to posses. Plus, being outdoors is a great way to connect with God too, by being in his nature and taking advantage of His beautiful creation! I want to go to Kenya too! I'm sure that was an amazing experience for you to have. One suggestion... maybe don't say "um" so much, it can get distracting. Great job though! I am happy to have gone to school with you for so long.

Anna P2009 said...

Silly Picture! I like how you gave us some background knowledge and then delved deeper later in the presentation. I liked seeing the lessons that you learned from every love. Very smooth transitions!
A lot of random stories, but they all have a meaning! Very nice! You've done a lot and even though you say you just kinda tried it, it seems like everything has stuck with you and will be coming up in the future.

AdrienneB2009 said...

Do you love your dog as much as I love my dog???
Independence is liberating!
The amazing outdoors...good thing you live in Colorado!
You swim against the current in the best way.
Summertime adventures!!!
You will go far, Kevin!

KaitlanW2009 said...

I like that you started with that goofy picture of yourself.
Everyone loves a puppy dog! That was a great thing to add into your presentation.
I like how you talked about your niches and learning from them.
It was awesome that you brought memories back for everyone not just yourself (the 8th grade memory), it really got the audience involved in your presentation.
The things you have done already in you r lifetime are awesome! It's not everyday that you hear about a teenager who bikes across CO, or takes mission trips to Africa.

Wilberry09 said...

started out a little choppy but turned out great! Its great to see someone that actually bikes, get some big ol' legs! your presentation was humorous and had a good message, it looked like you were very comfortable. biked across colorado and went to africa...twice! thats incredible! you have a lot on your plate and it is teaching you a lot of good things. i love the message it was very smooth.

SarahE2010 said...

I think it is really cool that you are into so many different things. YOu have really good charisma! Your mission statement is a really positive thing to have, and it soons like you are going to have an interesting year next year.

KatieO2010 said...

I liked how involved you were in your presentation. It felt very personal and seemed to fit your personality. It had a nice flow. I loved how it was interesting and engaging and funny. You have had a pretty cool life thus far, and its nice to see someone who is involved, but not super involved in after school activities. Great presentation.

BrittneyW said...

Kevin,
I really enjoyed getting to know the background of you I think that gave us a window into who you are and what qualities you posses. I loved your story of middle school. I loved hearing about that you work at cherry hills, I think that is a cool way to give back to where you came from! Awesome job kevin your were great!!:)

MackenzieL2009 said...

Haha I like your pictures! You did a really good job connecting with your audience, making eye contact and talking just like your talking to your friends, it was very relaxed and I really liked it. You talked about how you've dabbled in a lot of stuff and some things you've stuck with and others you've dropped but I think you have left so much of a legacy to persue what you have a passion for! You did a great job Kevin!

LaurenB2009 said...

Love the title slide! Cute dogs. I like how you give some background information before you go into more details. Great way making your presentation like Randy Pausch's. It was cool how you went through each year at AHS instead of just giving a big summary. You defiantly aren't wasting any of your youth and that is so great to see in our modern society. Overall great job!!

Jordan Senior said...

I like how you got everyone involved and commanded attention from the audience. I think you really showed a lot of your personal development and made it funny but also very serious. My favorite part is how you said that even though you aren't involved you certainly shouldn't be forgotten.

RickM2009 said...

Lots of ums. You are fortunate to have such an interesting life. You looked comfortable speaking, and had an excellent message. Great presentation!

kaytlinr said...

I think that it's really interesting how you talked about how you weren't really in to anything, and how that has made your life story. I also think that it is interesting how your legacy isn't necessarily at school.

KatieM2009 said...

I love the way you are getting the class involved with your presentation. Your car is sick!! Thats awesome that you built that! I love the way that you used humor in your presentation. It really worked for you. I am absolutely in love with your mission statement!!!!!!!!! That is fantastic!! Your presentation was great!!

TomB said...

love your casual approach, very endearing. you've done a whole lot of stuff, goodness. quite a variety as well from biking to guns to cars to dogs. very cool, great presentation

Lauren L said...

Finding what your good at is very important because success is such a good feeling.
If you are involved in something thats whats important.
School just wants you to stay out of trouble.
I like cars,need for speed.

mollyp2010 said...

I loved how you described the stages of your life and how you learned about yourself through the phases. I also can completely relate to your not quite being into the "get involved" part of school. Going to Africa! That is so cool! I really hope I can do that someday. Your speech was really great, Im not really sure about any areas of improvement. You were very engaging and interesting and it was fun to learn about your unique life.

JakeF said...

I liked the way that you got the audience engaged that was cool. I like all the little comical humor that you had trhoughout your presentation. You really got you across and I loved how you did it. You had great combinations of getting to your point and you had great flow.

KendraS2009 said...

I like the way you introduced yourself. The way you told about a lesson you learned through each of your interests was really cool. I like the way you get the audience to interact with you. Even though you are not involved in Arapahoe activities you seem to lead a very busy life. You look like you love what you do and you seem very happy.

SaraB2009 said...

I really like how you started your lecture by just telling us who you are. I think it is awesome that you love the out doors. I really liked your quote at the end of your presentation and I think what you are going to do in the near future is awesome! Good luck!

DrewB2009 said...

I liked how you used the pictures to tell your story. The pictures were all very interesting and added to your presentation. I also like the use of humor because it keeps the audience paying attention. How you wrapped everything up at the end was really cool.
Eric Law says-Ive always wanted to be a dog

Kim C. 2010 said...

Good use of humor, too bad we are a lame audience. interesting message, It could have been a little more practiced, maybe more structure. I think its awesome that you went to Kenya what did you do there?! That is awesome why to follow what you love!! I can't wait to hear more from you about how things go! "Getting Involved" tch who does that anymore?? AWESOME PRESENTATION!

IreneL2010 said...

Kevin, I love how what you talked about really reflected who you truly are as a person. Your passions and hobbies are so different from anyone I know. It is so neat to see how your family, including your dogs, and God are so important to you. I feel that you are a really grounded person who knows what you want from your life, just to live it to the fullest, regardless of what the "norm" is. You are just such a fun person!
Your speech was really laid back and you got the class to laugh, which is awesome! :) And I absolutely love, love, love your mission statement! So creative and passionate! You did a fantastic job!

Steven W said...

I like how even though you don't fit the mold of an involved high schooler, you exceed what most everyone our age has accomplished. Great connections from your past to your present to your future.

Pat said...

I liked how you gave some background knowledge of yourself in the very beginning then started to elaborate with stories. You gave a great presentation staying away from your paper and gave a more engaging presentation that flowed really well. I never knew you did so many cool things. That is awesome how you biked around Colorado to get money to go to Africa. I’ve always wanted to do something like that. Awesome presentation!

HaileyM2009 said...

Hey dude, you did a good job of connecting with the crowd.
I've always loved that your legacy is that you don't have one (at Arapahoe). You rocked it up the past four years without "getting involved".
Emma! :)
I like how you showed that your life is worthwhile because you didn't join the crowd and join clubs, but instead just did what you liked. yea for God! Yea for God in the outdoors!

Pat said...

I liked how you gave some background knowledge of yourself in the very beginning then started to elaborate with stories. You gave a great presentation staying away from your paper and gave a more engaging presentation that flowed really well. I never knew you did so many cool things. That is awesome how you biked around Colorado to get money to go to Africa. I’ve always wanted to do something like that. Awesome presentation!

Tricia said...

Think this is the right Kevin.. I like the way you used the screen to add context to your talk, not talking from your presentation or even reading it from the screen. As you grow in confidence you will I'm sure be able to talk rather than 'read' your presentation from notes. Enjoy your continuing contributions to society as a whole. We need people like you :-)