CHAPTER 4 - planning visual material Effective visual...

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CHAPTER 4: DESIGNING AND PRODUCING DOCUMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS 147 Make your design features impart meaning to the document. You may reword sentences if you have a compelling need to do so. Prepare visuals to clarify and emphasize your oral report. Visual materials may include chalkboards, flip charts, posters of tables, charts drawings, handout sheets, and exhibits of models or equipment, slides, filmstrips, transparencies, or computer projections. The size of the room or auditorium, the kind of people in your audience (employers, employees, potential buyers, multinational individuals, etc.), the budget, the available equipment (chalkboards, projectors, computers, tables, and so forth), and the purpose of your speech are all factors to consider in
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Unformatted text preview: planning visual material. Effective visual materials are characterized by a number of factors such as simplicity, unity, emphasis, balance, and legibility. Rehearse your speech a number of times before you actually give it. Practice before a mirror and use a tape recorder. If possible, give your speech to a small group of friends. Ask them to assess your poise, eye contact, voice, gestures, and rate. Your voice should be conversational, confident, and enthusiastic. Avoid a monotonous sound at all costs. Vary your pitch and intensity. Monitor the volume and rate of your speech. Judge the quality of your voice. Are you shrill, nasal, raspy, breathy, and growly?...
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