Presentation

5

What a legend

9

A GUIDE TO MAKING EFFECTIVE SLIDES
aka how to create presentation slides that actually improve your presentation

By Eintsein

(apologies for the variation in image quality. idk what went wrong with tumblr)

tips for public speaking
  • take a deep breath
  • it’ll be over before you know it 
  • pretend like you’re obama (it’ll help you talk slower)
  • stand up straight
  • in a class setting, people don’t typically pay attention anyways so it’s not like your classmates are watching your every move. they don’t care.
  • don’t lock your knees
  • bring up a note card with important topics or quotes
  • make eye contact if you can
  • or look at people’s hair. it’ll make it seem like you’re making eye contact, but it’ll be less awkward
  • don’t memorize your entire speech. instead, memorize a couple bullet points of topics you need to hit
  • project your voice as if you’re speaking to someone sitting in the back of the room
  • talk with your hands to help you feel more warm and welcoming
  • don’t put your hands in your pockets
  • walk around a bit, but let it come organically. don’t force it.
  • don’t bounce one leg the whole time, it’s distracting
  • spit out your gum
  • smile
  • don’t eat a big meal prior
  • if you have to present for a certain number of minutes, have a friend sit in the back of the room and hold up finger signs for how many minutes you’ve been up there
  • don’t wear loud jewelry
  • practice your presentation/speech to a friend or family member who is unfamiliar with the material. if they don’t understand your presentation or don’t follow, you need to be more detailed
  • stick to the built-in themes on power point. yes, colors are pretty, but some color combos can be hard to read, and you won’t know it until it’s up on a big screen/projector.
  • put pictures in your power point. they’re more entertaining to look at than a paragraph of text.
  • speak with formal language. stay away from curse words and slang.
  • remember that everyone in your class is going through the same stress.
  • if you absolutely cannot handle the idea of public speaking, talk to your teacher and see if it’s okay for you to do your presentation after class.
  • it’ll be okay.
  • you got this.

I was inspired by the galactic alignment system for gender identity (solarian, stellarian + lunarian genders) to create a set of words for nonbinary people to describe our gender presentation without having to use binary terms. These words are adjectives similar to the lesbian terms “butch” and “femme” and are specific for nonbinary people. 


The first word is “vermil” from the word vermilion which is a shade of red. This term can be used by nonbinary people who present in a traditionally masculine way without necessarily being masc aligned or solarian. The symbol in the center of the flag is the elemental sign for fire. The word + flag design were made to replicate the solarian flag’s warm colors and association with the sun, fire, and “masculine” energies.


The next word is “cerul” from the word cerulean which is a shade of blue. This term can be used by nonbinary people who present in a traditionally feminine way without necessarily being fem aligned or lunarian. The symbol in the center of the flag is the elemental sign for water. The word + flag design were made to replicate the lunarian flag’s cool colors and association with the moon, water, and “feminine” energies.


The final word is “pewt” from the word pewter which is a shade of gray. This term can be used by nonbinary people who present in an androgynous way without necessarily being unaligned or stellarian. The symbol in the center of the flag is a combination of the elemental signs for earth and air. 


So using these words, a fem presenting + unaligned nonbinary person could call themself a cerul stellarian; an androgynously presenting + masc aligned nonbinary person could call themself a pewt solarian; and a masc presenting + fem aligned nonbinary person could call themself a vermil lunarian. Nonbinary people can use any combination of these words to describe themselves fully without feeling forced to use the binary terms “masc” and “fem”. I really hope these words get shared and are useful for the community, let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding them.

Genderfluid people are top-notch!

Are they top-notch if their fluidity is between binary genders? Yes!

Are they top-notch if their fluidity is between nonbinary genders? Yep!

Are they top-notch if their fluidity is between binary and nonbinary genders? Heck yeah!

Are they top-notch if their fluidity is between two genders? You better believe it!

Are they top-notch if their fluidity is between more than two genders? Duh!

Are they top-notch if their gender fluctuates as well as flows? Absolutely!

Are they top-notch if their gender doesn’t fluctuate? Or course!

Are they top-notch if they present a different way depending on what their gender is? Without a doubt!

Are they top-notch if they present in the same way no matter what their gender is? Aye!

Are they top-notch if they use binary pronouns? Indubitably!

Are they top-notch if they use they/them pronouns? Unquestionably!

Are they top-notch if they use neopronouns? Definitely!

Are they top-notch if they want to transition in some way? Certainly!

Are they top-notch if they don’t want to transition? Affirmative!

Keep on going with the flow!

Nonbinary/agender people don’t have to be androgynous

Nonbinary/agender people are allowed to be uncomfortable with androgyny, whether it’s because it doesn’t come naturally to them or because it implies “male and female” qualities

Androgyny is not inherently a part of being nonbinary/agender

You can feminine, you can be masculine, you can be neutral, or genderless, or something completely new!

Your pronouns do not determine your gender.

Your clothes do not determine your gender.

Your titles do not determine your gender.

Your name does not determine your gender.

You do not have to experience dysphoria to be trans/nonbinary.

You can have traditionally “mismatching” name/clothes/pronouns/titles/gender(s).

There is no test you have to pass or bar you have to meet in order to be trans/nonbinary. All you have to do is identify as trans/nonbinary.

4

july 9, ‘17 ;

tried rewriting my notes for the very first time!! notes are from a current summer class i’m auditing, project management. (:

find me on ig: obsidianstudy