Workaholics is a comedy show starring three friends that all work in the same cubicle and is featured on comedy central. While I was watching an episode I realized the cubicle that they work in is a very good visual story because of the way each character decorates their section of the cubicle. For example, if you look at Adam’s side of the cubicle you would be able to tell that he is very conceited and selfish. On every episode he has pictures of himself flexing on his wall and he even brought a dumbbell and protein powder into his cubicle. You can tell that he is into sports because he also has a basketball on his desk. The next character, Blake, is also defined by his section of the cubicle. The toys scattered around his section show how he is childish. The funny posters and drawings define him as someone who would act as a child and not take work as serious as other people. Even the way he is dressed defines his personality. Unlike the other characters his shirt is un-tucked and he is wearing a silly tie. The last character, Anders, has a very organized workstation. He is the only one that doesn’t have posters or pictures hung up on his wall. His tie is tied tightly and he looks like he is ready for work. By looking at his section it is easy to tell that he is the only one that actually takes work seriously and is the responsible character. All of these visuals help define the characters personalities and develop the story. I have learned that even the subliminal images in the background of a scene can influence the story telling.
Going into my TED talk I was quite nervous because I didn’t have my introduction as solid as I wanted it to be. Next time I will make sure to know what I am going to say for my introduction so I can start off with my confidence high. I feel like my introduction might have been one of my weakest points. My strongest point was probably the information and content of my presentation. I was able to find really interesting statistics that made my presentation more interesting. I could have worked on the way I presented the statistics but overall I was able to get my point out. The way I organized my slides was also okay, while making the powerpoint I wasn’t too sure which slides should go where. I enjoyed listening to other people’s presentations, there were so many interesting points that people made me think of.
I have always enjoyed watching TED talks. I feel like it is a very interesting way to learn about new ideas in society. Since we have a society that isn’t very prone to change the new ideas are creatively presented, with graphs and all sorts of ideas. I’ve never read any criticism on TED talks because I don’t really want other people’s opinions to interfere with my liking for TED talks. I hope to keep following TED talks and hopefully learn more about the upcoming elections from TED talks.