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TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE USE OF visual aids IN PRESENTATIONS
VISUAL AIDS CREATE iconic MOMENTS Carefully picked, impactful visual aids will make you and your presentation stand out
JUST LIKE STOP SIGNS visually alert DRIVERS FOR THE NEED TO STOP, VISUAL AIDS ARE USED IN BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS to illustrate A POINT
3 REASONS FOR USING visual aids 1 TO MAKE A POINT CRYSTAL CLEAR TO YOUR AUDIENCE 2 TO MAKE YOUR POINT MEMORABLE 3 TO MAKE AN IMPACT SO THAT YOUR AUDIENCE REMEMBERS YOU
YOU ARE A visual aid Remember you are one of your visual aids! Your overall style of delivery, including your clothes, has visual impact.
MAKE SURE THE VISUAL AID SUPPORTS THE message Consistency between what is being said and what is being seen is crucial to a speaker's credibility
VISUAL AIDS ATTRACT ATTENTION & SHED MORE ON A GIVEN POINT light Visuals are sometimes clearer than a spoken word, some complex information will be much easier to understand
MAKE YOUR VISUAL AIDS visible TO THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE Projecting an image people can’t see is as senseless as speaking so softly people can’t hear
ALWAYS MAINTAIN eye contact WITH YOUR AUDIENCE LOOK AT THE AUDIENCE NOT THE VISUAL
PLACE IT TO ONE SIDE SO THAT THE ENTIRE AUDIENCE CAN SEE IT AND YOU CAN MOVE AWAY FROM IT AND STILL FACE THE AUDIENCE
INTRODUCE visuals BEFORE SHOWING THEM Never show your visuals before you speak; audiences have a tendency to quickly scan them and tune out
AN OVERUSE OF VISUAL AIDS CAN BE hard TO FOLLOW Remember to restrict the use of Visual Aids to key moments in your presentation
USE invisible VISUALS Your story should paint a scene that people can relate to
practice Practice, until you are confident that you can handle without causing undue distractions