CMS 306M-Chapters 13 & 14-Visual Aids

CMS 306M-Chapters 13 & 14-Visual Aids - Using...

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Unformatted text preview: Using Visual Aids Chapter 13 Why Visual Aids? Presentations that engage just one sense are not very effective. Some people are visual learners All people expect visual aids. Visual aids assist in the retention of information. Types of Visual Aids Object (baseball, person) Visual representation (photograph, map) Numerical clarifiers Bar graphs Line graphs Pie charts Types of Visual Technology Handouts Oversized writing surfaces (chalkboard, poster board, flip chart) Display equipment TVs with VHS/DVD players Projection cameras (doc. camera) LCD projection systems (e.g., Ppt) Basic Visual Aid Advice Create your visual aids after you write what you are going to say Create and practice with visual aids that will actually enhance your words Using Visual Aids during Your Presentation Make sure you and the visual aid work together gracefully Use your visual aid as a tool, not a crutch Make the purpose of your visual aids thoroughly clear to your audience Display the visual aid only when you are discussing it Dual Coding Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 EFFECTIVE Interaction with Visual Aids Dont let visual aids upstage you. Visual aids are a tool, not a crutch. The purpose of your visual aids should be clear to your audience. Display the visual aid ONLY when you are discussing it, otherwise it becomes a distraction. Making Your Point: Power Point Why Power Point? PowerPoint is todays most popular technology for creating presentations. In many of your college presentations, you will be asked to use power point, and as you pursue a professional career this trend will likely continue. Currently, MS Ppt owns about 95% of the presentation software market. 1. Pick a Good Template Stick to basic, simplistic slides (the more detailed, the harder to focus on the text or picture) Watch out for the clichd design templates Uniform background colors: light or REALLY dark 2. Limit the Number of Words PowerPoint is not a word processor PowerPoint is not a word processor PowerPoint is not a word processor PowerPoint is not a word processor PowerPoint is not a word processor PowerPoint is not a word processor...
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