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It is a very useful and flexible way of recording information during your presentation — you can even use pre-prepared sheets for key points. Record information as you go along, keeping one main idea to each sheet.

Using visual aids — University of Leicester

Flip back through the pad to help you recap your main points. Use the turning of a page to show progression from point to point.


Remember to make your writing clear and readable and your visual aids in presentations as simple as possible. Video Video gives you a chance to show stimulating visual information.

Use video to bring movement, pictures and sound into your presentation. Always make sure that the clip is directly relevant to your content. Tell your audience what to look for.

7 Ways Visual Aids Can Improve Your Next Presentation - Hitachi Digital Media Group

Avoid showing any more film than visual aids in presentations need. Artefacts or props Sometimes it can be very useful to use artefacts or props when making a presentation think of the safety routine on an aeroplane when the steward shows you how to use the safety equipment.

If you bring an artefact with you, make sure that the object can be seen visual aids in presentations be prepared to pass it round a small group or move to different areas of a large room to help your audience view it in detail. Remember that this will take time and that when an audience is immersed visual aids in presentations looking at an object, they will find it hard to listen to your talk.


Designing visual aids There are many different rules for designing visual aids, some of which will apply directly to different kinds of equipment. Visual aids in presentations general, sticking to the following guidelines will produce high quality visual images: Always remember that an audience should be able to understand a visual image in a matter of seconds.

Room layout Remember that your audience needs to be able to see you as well as your visual aids.

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Try to involve every member of your audience by changing the layout of your room. Visual aids in presentations are some suggested layouts to help maximise contact between you, your audience and your visual aids. Speaking to small audiences Speaking to larger audiences Try these arrangements in different settings.

Making them yourself is more expensive and complex, especially for video and film. If you do want to make slides, look at 'Portfolios of Visual Work' in this 'Visual Communication Skills' topic for guidance on composition. Where could you get help with the technical aspects of taking photos?

If you want to make a video or film you need specialist equipment and editing facilities. For background information, arrive a few minutes early to visual aids in presentations it remember to check that the room will be free. It may make you nervous to write on the spot, so practise in advance.

Using it in a presentation. Use only dry wipe markers on whiteboards.

Using visual aids

Use colours that the audience can see easily. You can use different colours for different types of point. Take with you spare markers, chalk, duster and board rubber. Write quickly to avoid interrupting the flow of the presentation.