2 Why use visual aids?Visual aids can clarify, reinforce or emphasize your pointsVisual aids help an audience comprehend and retain information and stay interestedVisual aids can switch the audience’s gaze from the speaker to the visual aid, which can relieve tension
7 Make sure the audience can read each slide easily – large, legible font and good combination of font color and background colorLimit the amount of information on eachslide (no more than 5-6 bullet points)Make sure the information on each slide is accurate and spelled correctly
8 Another important tip… Make sure the technology is working!
9 How to incorporate a visual aid into your speech
10 Stand to the side of the visual aid Introduce a visual aid before talkingabout the information contained in itMaintain eye contact - a speaker should avoid turning his/her back to the audience
11 Supplement the speech with the visual aid When you finish with the aid, remove it, cover it, or turn it off (with ppt, tap the B key and the screen will go to black, tap any other key and the screen will light up again)Practice with your visual aid
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