This week, we take a closer "look" at VISION. When 2020 started, there were so many references to having a 20/20 vision. It quickly became trite. I tried to steer clear of bad puns and instead set my sight on selecting these five quotes on the topic. Represented here are Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, and Simon Senak.
This blog post is being released on May the Fourth, 2020. So, in honor of this great holiday, I felt obligated to include a Star Wars quote from my favorite Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is the Han Solo font using the outline feature on black text.
This series of an invisible man kind of weird me out. I am left wondering exactly how they got this effect. I am going to guess that it is some sort of chroma key masking that takes place. I think it is really effective. This quote from Jonathan Swift emphasizes the importance of being able to see things that no one else can. In so many ways, it reminds me of this quote from Steve Jobs about the creativity and connecting things.
YES! This slide is INTENTIONALLY bad. I have recently become fascinated with the idea of creating BAD art as a way to be more creative. So, I set out to make the worst slide that I could. It all started with me playing with the idea of hallucination in this quote from Thomas Edison. I quickly came across a series of magic eye images. I then used the worst font ever (Comic Sans) and tossed in a few random pieces of clip art that really don't match anything. As a way to try to save the slide, I did use an appropriately large sized font to at least allow it to be somewhat readable. Making an ugly slide turned out to harder in some ways than making a nice looking one.
After that, I decided to return to the classic playbook of quote slides: photo of a person next to a quote. I always love seeing people's signatures, and this one from Helen Keller did not disappoint! I used an online braille translator to create the braille. I hesitated because I do not know if it is correct. If you can read braille, and this is not correct, please let me know.
We end with this quote from Simon Sinek. I chose it because so often I hear organizations and schools talk about developing a vision statement. In addition to your vision statement, you also need to develop a strategy for getting there. Otherwise, it is a bit like planning a vacation but never determining how you will get there.