Visual aids can add another dimension to an oral presentation and strengthen the listeners' comprehension.
Make your talk interesting by using visuals:
When you prepare visual aids:
- they must be visible and positioned in plain sight
- they should be colourful
- graphics should be self explanatory
- they should add to the audience's understanding.
Using PowerPoint and overheads (Hint: not death by Power Point!!)
- Use large text - at least 32 point
- Use Power Point only every 2-3 minutes
- Avoid using flashy animations and sound effects
Notice how Christine:
- varies her voice for emphasis
- uses facial expressions to involve the audience
- uses gestures and movements to add to the meaning of her talk
- uses eye contact to keep the audience interested
- uses visual aids to add to her talk.