Visual Aids: Objectives and Outline

Chapter 13: Visual Aids

By Sheila Kasperek, MLIS, MSIT

Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA



After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify when and how visual aids will enhance a presentation
  • Identify the different types of visual aids
  • Identify effective and ineffective use of visual aids
  • Apply basic design principles to slide design
  • Identify best practices to incorporating visual aids in a presentation

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Effective Visual Aids
  • Types of Visual Aids

    • Personal Appearance
    • Objects and Props
    • Demonstration
    • Posters and Flip Charts
    • Audio and Video
    • Handouts
    • Slideware

  • Design Principles

    • Slide Layout
    • Backgrounds and Effects
    • Colors
    • Fonts
    • Text
    • Images
    • Graphs and Charts

  • Implementation
  • Visual Aid Tips
  • Conclusion
  • Review Questions and Activities
  • Glossary
  • References

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