Slide Design Project

Speaker’s Outline

When I was 21, I heard a talk that became my life-map of how I want to always try to “BE.”  It was a talk by President Gordon B. Hinckley entitled, A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth.  This was a talk given to youth and young single adults on November 12, 2000 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City and broadcast by satellite throughout the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

President Hinckley said, “Tonight I am going to let your teachers give you the A’s that I hope you earn. I want to talk about some B’s. You get the A’s; I will give you the B’s.”

  1. Be grateful.
  2. Be smart.
  3. Be clean.
  4. Be true.
  5. Be humble.
  6. Be prayerful

He went into depth about the importance of keeping those “Be’s” and the blessings  that come from living them.  Fifteen years later, I  have been blessed striving to live by those “B’s” and have received much happiness in my life by trying to follow the counsel of this beloved Prophet.


I knew right away that I wanted to use this talk that has touched my life so much as my slide design project. My audience is for anyone who wants to improve their life and have more happiness in it by following the counsel of  Prophet.  I wanted to use a simple design to not distract from the power of the message.  I wanted to use images that touched me in relationship to the message on each slide.  I sketched out what I wanted to do before creating my project in Powerpoint.  Here is my original sketch –

besketchThe most difficult part of this project was cropping my images in a shape.  I couldn’t find a tool that allowed me to crop the image the way that I wanted them to be in powerpoint.  Next time, I think it would be much easier to use a photo editing program to clip and shape my images before embedding them into my slide design.

Critique Report

I posted my project on Facebook for my critiques.  I also asked my husband for feedback as he is a hospital administrator that works closely with marketing and design. None of my critics had suggestions for change.   My husband loved the simplicity of the design and felt that it did not need any more to it.  Susan Ruske replied on Facebook the following message, “I love the fonts that complement each other. Love the Graphics. Love the message. Love the alignment. Love the entire presentation!”  I’m thankful for their comments. 

Link to the talk:

Fonts: Arial Rounded MT Bold and league script thin regular.

Links to images:

Slide two mountain is a private photo by Brett Mann.  Visit his Facebook page of photography at

Slide three

Slide Four

Slide Five

Slide Six

Slide Seven



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