SPEAKER’S NOTES: Dieter Uchtdorf “Forget Me Not”
While walking through a garden with his wife he noticed a tiny flower whose name had known since a child a forget-me-not.
Tonight he wants to use its five petals as a metaphor to help us to remember never to forget five important things.
“First, forget not to be patient with yourself.”
. No One is perfect
. Those who we think are have weaknesses as well
. We are kind and forgiving of other’s weaknesses and short fallings we need to do the same for ourselves.
. It is a long journey to perfection, take delight in the little steps you make towards that goal.
“Second, forget not the difference between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice.”
. when we give up something good for something better.
. Sacrifice sleep to attend a child is good
. Sacrifice sleep to make hair accessory is not good
“Third, forget not to be happy now.”
. Story of Willy Wonka Golden Ticket – promised happiness by seeking after golden ticket diminished simple joy of candy bar.
. Story of righteous desires blocking everyday happiness, when we let dreams that have not come to light ruin our chances of enjoying the blessings that we have been given.
. Seek after worthy goals, but enjoy and discover the sweetness of everyday moments.
“Fourth, forget not the “why” of the gospel.”
. Don’t get bogged down in the how’s and what’s of the gospel
. Don’t let it become a burdensome task to add to a long list on the to-do list.
. Remember it is the pathway marked by our Savior leading to happiness.
“Fifth, forget not that the Lord loves you”
. As a child he felt small and insignificant.
. You are not forgotten.
.The Greatest of ALL knows your name.
. Remember that Heaven is closer than you think.
President Uchtdorf’s talk during Women’s Conference 2011 is one of my favorite talks. I am reminded of it every time I walk by the Alaska State Flower, the forget-me-not, in my little garden under my window.
This talk is very inspiring to women of all ages and I decided to keep this audience for my slideshow that I created for his talk. After making talking points from his original transcript, I picked a color scheme of a blue sky as it reflects the flower’s petals and is mentioned in his talk. I added a bar to create some contrast on the side of my slides, then also added a repeating single forget-me-not for detail in the bottom corner. I created a sketch for each of the five main points of the talk, a cover sheet, and an additional thought I felt was equally important and identified the type of images I wanted. (see sketch image attached below)
I then went to task selecting images and creating my PowerPoint using the sketch that I created as a guideline.
I received two critiques to my slide presentation. Rebecca Garcia provided comments in our Facebook group. She suggested changes to keep my titles consistent and pointed out spacing problems. I did take her suggestions and made some changes. I did not however find a way to fix the perceived spacing issue between my large and smaller font in one title.
I received my second critique in person by my daughter. She pointed out the titles felt too centered, and some of the images didn’t have a similar flow and feel to them. I decided to then break my titles into two lines and right align them against the bar of color on the edge of the slide. I also went back and picked a few different images so that all of them were photos. I really liked the new Gospel Why image and felt that worked out really good. I also decided to add a summary slide and brought in President Uchtdorf’s thought that heaven is closer than we think by adding an image of a temple.
So after I uploaded my previous slideshow (which because of the extension on this project I have now loaded into this post) I received another critique from Julie Peterson via email. She suggested that while my slides were consistent the technique I used in editing my photos wasn’t and should be. So I found new images and removed the background on all of them. She also suggested better alignment of the text, which I did.
I also moved the small flower as she suggested in an attempt to make it more along with the focal point and not a tangent. Hopefully this revised show is even better than the first.
Lastly, I altered my Font and changed it to High Tower Text
FONT: High Tower Text
Color Scheme: Monochromatic, Blue
LINKS TO IMAGES:
Golden ticket: http://speaktopower.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/golden-ticket.jpg
Single forget me not flower: http://sweetclipart.com/single-forget-me-not-flower-343
Forget me not: http://nordfold.deviantart.com/art/Forget-me-not-III-362827289
Path rio http://www.hollandamericablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Corcovado.jpg
Mother with sick child: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/811300/is-it-a-cold-or-allergies-tips-for-parents
Self Reflection: http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view
God loves you http://i.ytimg.com/vi/p51ZpcVYAhU/hqdefault.jpg
Clear sky image: http://www.torange.us/photo/20/13/Clear-sky-1363594685_18.jpg
Tiny steps: https://thoughtcatalog.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/shutterstock_92746561.jpg?w=584&h=389
Everyday moments: davidshopper.com/data/photos/462_1r39_1lifestyle_photographer_boston.jpg
Golden ticket https://neelreeldeel.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/willy_wonka_golden_ticket_1.jpg