6A Slide Design Project-Charla Schwaar from cmschwaar

Speakers Outline: (without appropriate indentation and headings)

Analogy – Heart Transplant Surgery
Transplanted heart is foreign
Body attacks and begins to reject
Fight rejection
Daily medications w/ exactness
Monitor condition
All is well?
Ultimate Operation – Spiritual mighty change of heart
Through application of the Atonement
Take away your stony heart
Enduring to the end is challenging
Zeal to God
Eager to please
Worship with fervor and passion
Help and serve others
Identify temptations
Frequent biopsy of spiritually changed heart
“… can you feel so now?” (Alma 5:26)
Casual with daily scripture study?
Casual with daily personal prayer?
Casual with regular church attendance?
Less than zealous to God


Elder Renlund was recently sustained as a member of the Twelve Apostles. My sister recommended that I go back and study this talk which he gave a few years ago as an insight into the heart of our new Apostle. The audience for this talk is the membership of the Church as well as all who desire a change of heart. Narrowing the message down to an outline and then narrowing the ideas even further into simple text for each slide was challenging for me. I had trouble finding just the right images, but then the images began to help me refine the text messages. I choose a simple complementary color scheme of light yellow, a custom color designed from the wheat in the last slide, and indigo for the text. Time was limited, so I just jumped into designing the PowerPoint without sketching out my design. I followed an image in my head.
I received only 1 critique this week, from my husband, David. I trust his design and color expertise. He helped me choose the right shade of yellow/gold in the wheat. He also pointed out some slides where I had not followed my pattern of picture and text placement. I made all the corrections he suggested. I also revised text to more fully describe the idea and connect with the image and the talk.

Link to General Conference address: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2009/10/preserving-the-hearts-mighty-change?lang=eng

Text Font: Arial Rounded Bold

Links to images:

Slide #1: https://www.lds.org/media-library/images/elder-dale-g-renlund-lds-629418

Slide #2: http://www.washington.edu/news/files/2012/09/066_Christopher-Marshall-heart-transplant-Dr.-Mokadam.jpg

Slide #3: http://www.skylight.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/medication-prescription.jpg

Slide #4: http://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_large/public/thumbnails/image/2015/09/06/19/TransplantWeek.jpg

Slide #5: http://images.forwallpaper.com/files/images/b/b4a3/b4a357e4/69420/heart-of-stone.jpg

Slide #6: https://iwu2012breanna.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/img_1829.jpg

Slide #7: http://www.coxnaturalhealth.com/uploads/1/2/7/5/12750985/1590659.jpg


3 thoughts on “6A Slide Design Project

  1. So many people choose Church talks. I should have done that, it would have given me more time to work on the rest of the project.
    I didn’t see your sketches. It’s ok, I was so pressed for time, that I just wrote the concepts I wanted to emphasize.
    I like the general concept of your slides, but I think they could be more uniform. There doesn’t seem to be much uniformity in text size or footprint. Also for slides with longer text, it might be good to break it up with a second font or to reword, or both. The color you choose goes really well with all the pictures and I think it look very official with the strip on the side and everything.
    You can vivid my blog at https://emmylaney.wordpress.com


  2. Emma,
    Thank you for checking out my blog and taking the time to make comments. I understand the time investment this project required. I spent lots of time on my, too.
    You’re right, there are no sketches. It just didn’t work that way for me this time.
    I think you choose well with the Ted talk. The talk certainly didn’t need to be from an LDS source, it just made choosing one a little easier for me. Studying, summarizing, and condensing the talk was still a chore.
    On to the next project!


  3. Hello Charla,
    Your presentation had really great photos along with a great message. The heart transplant was an interesting comparison to the gospel. I guess our daily medication would be reading our scriptures and praying. It makes sense that when we stop doing these things we don’t continue to “get better”. I have had times in my life when I have not been as consistent with my studying and I only wish that I could really feel the difference. I think it really goes to show the blessings that we are missing out on when we don’t prayerfully study. Sometimes it is about enduring more than seeing instant results.
    Keep up the good work!
    Check out my blog if your interested: https://kdesignsite.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/magazine-content-sketches/


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