Presentation on theme: "And DON’TS OF VISUAL AIDS"— Presentation transcript:
1 And DON’TS OF VISUAL AIDS The Do’sAnd DON’TSOF VISUAL AIDS
2 Two Main Purposes of Visual Aids To enhance presentationSee #1
3 PowerPoints are Overdone Follow these tips if you’re going to do them
4 Type Readable and consistent Notice how distracting this font can be Or thisUse a heading on each slide – Main Points (see above)Write phrases – not complete sentencesAVOID speling, gramaticle mistaks
7 Avoid distracting backgrounds Notice where your eye first goes on this slide
8 Use white space around items Keep it on the outsideAdd some color to slides – but be carefulAvoid annoying effects – USE SPARINGLY
9 Use Visuals to Enhance and Explain What the heck is that? You’re thinkingLet me explain
10 Charts, Graphs & Pictures Can be very helpful to show figures etc.Pictures are also very good to illustrate a concept
11 Last but not Least - PRACTICE Prepare your visual aid(s) in advancePractice using them in speech
12 Oral Citations Should include basic MLA information: Author (if possible) or TitleType of source: URL if websiteDate of publication or accessFor example: “According to which I accessed on May 7,Or: “In a personal interview with Keith Vencel on May 7, 2008, he stated . . .
13 Pre-Speech Tricks Visualize EVERYTHING you will do. Concentrate on tense part – tense even more – then relaxMake funny faces (not in public)Focus on pleasant memories: beach, girlfriend/boyfriend etc.Rational approach: think of something really frightening, compare. Think of all your practice.
14 During Speech Keep handkerchief for sweat (no tissues!) Quavering voice: lower pitch, breathe deeply speak distinctly and slowlyTrembling hands: use body movement to dissipate energy. Move hands for emphasis.Pounding heart: No one knowsFumbled words: Expect them. Minor, keep going – major, fix it and acknowledge it with smile.Forgetfulness: GOOD NOTECARDS
15 Good Note cardsContain signposts – reminders of main points (transfer from outline)Large text - numberedOpening, oral citations and closing can be written out – but DON’T READPut heading on back