Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rick M

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

19 comments:

Lauren L said...

You have a lot of nice quotes and the story about the cut knuckle was really intense. learning from the past is really important. Good luck at CU!

Wilberry09 said...

Make sure you memorize most of your lecture in general, the ipod is very good use of technology but could be used more effectively, good life lessons, gives a great sense of philosophical insight and that you never give up, i love that. the inclusion of arapahoe and your personal life is a great connection-classes and the sense of comfort. You are captain of the swim team! thats so great and it gives you a huge leadership role. i love that you went to help the environment and that you cut yourself, it taught you a huge lesson im sure! trust in yourself to continue the journey.

SarahE2010 said...

I really liked your word choice, it made your presentation more interesting. Your story about the abandoned ATV was pretty cool too. I would just suggest to speak up, becuase it was a little hard to hear you.

Anna P2009 said...

I like the title!
More eye contact. I like the lessons learned constant. Try to be more memorized. I know that you were nervous but there were pauses.
That's really cool that you used an ipod as your note cards! Great use of technology.
Possible you should have changed slides while talking instead of changing and then talking about them.
Try to get the point of the ATV story across sooner. I was wondering why this was important while you were telling it.
Can't wait to hear about your trip!
Good job!

shellim2009 said...

I like your title! It's pretty much true for all of us. I like your "kicking and screaming" statement. I think we should all find some way to go out with style! Your quote about the body is also a very good one! As an athelete it is a very good thing to keep in mind, especially if you will be continuing with swimming all throughout college and life. I didn't know that you were the swim team captain either. That's a big honor! That is very scary too about your hand injury... I'm glad you're ok! Things like that are certainly good lessons to learn from. One suggestion is to maybe look down at your notes a little less. Otherwise great job!

TomB said...

like your opening remarks. you have good speech but should make it a little more fluid. loosen up bro! like the atv injury story, very profound.

Kim C. 2010 said...

That's awesome, your grandfather sounds like a really smart person. I love your pictures, might be a little more memorised so you will remember when to change the picture. Your topic of lessons learned was really interesting. Great life goals and I really hope I get to see you travelling down that road!!!

HaileyM2009 said...

I liked seeing how your grandpa has influenced you. Also, it was interesting to see how you connected your birth to your death and also how that relates to all of your life in between those two events.
It slowed down a little bit when you were talking about the trip to remove the abandoned atv, but it was still a cool story!

SaraB2009 said...

Try not to say um so much. I really like the way you were talking about your body whether it will last 8 or 80 years. WOW you are so lucky about your finger! that must have hurt so bad! Always trust in yourself! I like that! Good luck with your trip I hope that works out for you!

KatieO2010 said...

I really liked your speech. I liked how you used personal stories to communicate your points, it made them much more effective. Telling us what you learned is really the whole point of this last lecture, and I think you did a really good job of making a personal yet professional presentation.

TaylorS2009 said...

I like how you started your presentation, it caught attention. I would probably say that you could have given a bit more eye contact during the presentation. The life lessons you learned were very inspiring and ones that anyone can apply to their life.

KatieM2009 said...

Rick- I like that your grandpa was one of your inspirations.. I never had that but im glad you did! I had absolutely no clue you are the captain of the swim team! Thats pretty amazing!I really like your qoutes that you used. They were very inspirational and useful. That trip sounds like a blast! I really hope you are able take that trip! Your presentation was really good and you made a lot of really points about life! Thanks for sharing!

Knicastro said...

I really liked what you had to say. It was elequent and effective.

The flow was slow though. Running it through a few more times might have spend things up a little. You also seemed nervous.

One thing that I'm pretty sure alot of people are going to say is that I really didn't like the phone. It looked like you were trying to read texts during your speech.

MackenzieL2009 said...

I love how you began your lecture, it definately drew your audience in! Don't loose confidence when you have to improvise, you know what you have to say! Good job on your captainship and it sounds like your wilderness trip was very epic... I'm glad your hand is okay! Next time try to talk a little louder, but good job!

Pat said...

You had great motto's in your presentation and it was very well spoken. That was a really affective story about the trip you had because it showed the growth and lessons you learned from it and how that shaped who you are today. Great job

JakeF said...

Great usage of quotes and experiences. There was a great personal story with the A.T.V. experience and that really made an impact on me, and I’m glad you incorporated that in there. There were a lot of stop and go’s where you had to red from you IPod however other than that it was great!

AdrienneB2009 said...

Leave the world kicking and screaming...me too!
Life lessons: inspirational, the worste thing you can be told is "no"--so true, go for it!
Life and body together go hand in hand
It's awesome that you enjoy school, you have fun and lead others in a positive direction.
Almost near death experience...epic!
Trust yourself...keep going!
Remembered for the Pan American Highway...better have some good tunes, that'll be a LONG drive :)

KaitlanW2009 said...

I liked that you talked about your grandfather as inspiration.
I loved that you called the swimmers "the finest group of athletes at AHS", I am I swimmer so I appreciated that comment. I also liked that you said it with a smile on your face, letting all non swimmers know that you were joking and they are all great athletes.
Your goals and dreams in life are also very interesting, it's cool that you want to drive the Pan American Highway.
The main thing I noticed was that you read off of the i pod a lot, other than that your presentation was awesome. Good job!

mollyp2010 said...

I liked your comment about kicking and screaming on the way in and the way out. I loved hearing about how you joined the swim team, and when you started out you were admiring the older athletes, and now you are a captain. Your lasting legacy was really interesting as well, many times i dont think the lasting legacy is at the high school, but in other areas of interest. I also really liked hearing about the trip you want to take in the future, because I would love to do something like that as well. It seemed a little awkward when you were looking at the notes on your ipod, but other than that good job!