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Visual Aids . How to make Effective V isual A ids to Accompany P resentations. Visual Aids are Important Tools. They convey information People remember best what they see and hear Help the audience: Organize verbal material Focus their attention Make complex ideas easy to understand

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Visual aids

Visual Aids

How to make Effective Visual Aids to Accompany

Presentations


Visual aids are important tools

Visual Aids are Important Tools

  • They convey information

  • People remember best what they see and hear

  • Help the audience:

    • Organize verbal material

    • Focus their attention

    • Make complex ideas easy to understand

  • Help the speaker:

    • Keep presentation on track


Visual aids should

Visual Aids Should

Contain summary information

Be quick to read

Be used while talking, not before or after

Be put out of sight when not being used


Elements of visual aids

Elements of Visual Aids

Organization - the audience must be able to follow your thoughts

Simplicity - Visual aids should be simple no matter how technical the subject

Clarity - Use a minimum of words to avoid crowding

Legibility - ensure that your audience can see the message you are conveying


Guidelines for using visual aids

Guidelines for Using Visual Aids

use only if necessary

make large enough

make simple

introduce beforehand

show only when ready


Guidelines continued

Guidelines Continued

put out of sight when finished

speak to the audience, not the visual

don't let visuals dominate the speech


Color contrast is key

Color: Contrast is Key

Good visibility combinations are:

Black on Yellow

Green on White

Blue on White

White on Blue

Yellow on Black

White on Red

White on Orange

Red on Yellow

Green on Red

Red on Green


Font style

Font – Style

  • Be sure your font is easy to read

    • This in’ta good font to use

    • Neither is this

    • Even this one is difficult to read

    • This one is nice (Century Gothic)

    • And so is this one (Arial)


Font size

Font Size

Don’t use a font size that can’t be read from the back of the room

Font size depends on the font selected

32 pt

24 pt

20 pt

16 pt

12 pt

8 pt


Sources

Sources

http://www.tuesdaytoasters.org/tips/general.html


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