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[School] Presentation Complete!

I spent a lot of time working on the presentation for my class tonight. Most of it was just making the powerpoint presentation work properly (in between program crashes). I was really worried about it because my group had never actually managed to hook up and iron out the details together. I'd met up with one of the group members on Monday, we agreed on having me do a comparison between the two different sets of Buddhist caves (the one we were assigned and the one that the others groups had been assigned). I ended up trying to focus on just a few specific components of the art in our cave and trying to tie them back to the other things that we'd learned. I ended my presentation with a question that had come to my mind while I was working on it and hoped that I hadn't ended up duplicating something that someone else in my group had done.

We were the first group to present but my comparison came last out of the four of us. As the others presented their material I was pleased to see that my material did not overlap theirs but did complement some parts of it. I had no notes but I knew my material and described the thought process behind it all. It flowed really well, the animations that I'd added looked and worked great on the overhead and by the end of it, I really felt like I'd done a good job.

Judging from my prof's comments, I think she was pretty pleased. She told me to wait a moment after I finished and then told the whole class that I had done exactly what she was looking for: tied it all back to what we've learned before. She was really happy and said that she liked the question that I'd asked at the end and would be covering it later in one of her presentations. She actually referred to it several more times throughout the class, so I'm thinking that I can safely expect a pretty good mark.

I'm so thrilled that it worked out as well as I did but what was even better was having a few of the students tell me that they really enjoyed my presentation! ^_^ It's one thing to have a happy professor, even better when the rest of the class also enjoyed it.

The hours of fiddling with powerpoint paid off and I'm on top of the world!
Awesome! I'd love to see your presentation if you're willing to put it on LJ. Buddhism is an interest of mine...
It's actually just a powerpoint presentation of some Buddhist art. I could send it you but I have a feeling it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense without my yammering about each piece of art. LoL

I'm happy to chat about Buddhism anytime too. If you want to have a look at the presentation I'm happy to email it over. :)
Thank you for the slides! I'm sure I'd get a lot more out of it with your commentary. :3 Some of the Buddhas looked like the ones from Afghanistan. I feel sad every time I see the defacement of the Buddhas caused by Taliban.
Good eye! The ones from Gandhara are from the Afghanistan area. Ajanta and Mathura pieces are all from around India.

The defacement of art/sculpture of any type is so sad and yet, there's so much of it.

My commentary was pretty much showing the similarities in the different pieces from the different areas but yeah, I imagine it makes a wee more sense with the description. I'd send you the commentary if I'd actually written any of it down but I really just commented off the top of my head! lol