Presentation on theme: "And DON’TS OF VISUAL AIDS"— Presentation transcript:
1And DON’TS OF VISUAL AIDS The Do’sAnd DON’TSOF VISUAL AIDS
2Two Main Purposes of Visual Aids To enhance presentationSee #1
3PowerPoints are Overdone Follow these tips if you’re going to do them
4Type 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
7Avoid distracting backgrounds Notice where your eye first goes on this slide
8Use white space around items Keep it on the outsideAdd some color to slides – but be carefulAvoid annoying effects – USE SPARINGLY
9Use Visuals to Enhance and Explain What the heck is that? You’re thinkingLet me explain
10Charts, Graphs & Pictures Can be very helpful to show figures etc.Pictures are also very good to illustrate a concept
11Last but not Least - PRACTICE Prepare your visual aid(s) in advancePractice using them in speech
12Oral 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 . . .
13Pre-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.
14During 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
15Good 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