Unformatted text preview: Visual Aids Visual Why? Why? Clarity Makes you more dynamic Message impact Confidence “If I can’t picture it, I don’t understand it” General Ideas General Choose wisely…. Practice carefully….. Always have a back-up plan….. Many types Many Objects Pictures Diagrams/charts (bar, pie, circle) Graphs Maps Handouts/flyers Audio/video What’s good What’s Diagrams (how stuff works) Handouts (before a speech; distracting?) Videos (not encouraged; cue tape) Objects (concrete visualization) What’s good What’s Graphs (comparisons; parts of a whole; time change) change) PowerPoint – laissez faire Overheads – very common Common mistakes Common Font – Font small small Too complex/too wordy Not explained Lack of color/faded SlOpPy Some TIPS - Simple Simple One VA = One idea Select key points Select key 6-7 words per line 4-6 lines per visual Bullets/#s to separate lines TIPS TIPS USE BI G Fonts (but no weird ones) (18-36) Colors Visibility (~10 feet) Integrate VA into speech Remove aid when done TIPS TIPS Practice with VA Back-up VA’s Set up VA before speech Don’t read visual to audience Don’t leave VA on screen for too long (~45 sec) Remember… Remember… Different speeches, different options Visibility is key Visibility key Make it interesting Use it in your speech Delivery Delivery It matters It “Your actions speak so loudly, I can’t hear Your what your saying” what Thoreau “Actions speak louder the words” - - - Teddy Roosevelt Teddy Types of delivery Types Impromptu - Nope Memory - Sorry - - Manuscript - Try again - Extemporaneously (being conversational) What to think about What Pace * Don’t rush * Practice in front of people (less nervous) Pauses * Transitions Volume (make sure we can hear you!) Also…. Also…. Articulation * Good pronunciation Appearance (a “step above”) Eye contact Eye Confidence; enthusiasm; interest Engage the audience “Scanning the room” Movement Movement “Meaningful” - Think transitions Meaningful” transitions Helps one relax; “visual variety” Adds emphasis to what you’re saying Gestures Gestures No hands in pockets Helps with enthusiasm Adds emphasis Should be visible Note cards Note 5-6 (Introduction, Conclusion, 3 points) Don’t hold with both hands Don’t read off them Should be a guide – avoid too much content Should avoid The last word… The PRACTICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …with visual and note cards “Know your speech” Putting it all together Putting Remember: be conversational Strong eye contact Use gestures Transitional movement Effective note cards ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2009 for the course COMM 2010 taught by Professor Berggren,k. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.
- Spring '07