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Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

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William is a sales representative for a company that produces wearable fitness trackers. During a meeting with his supervisor, it was suggested that William 'include visual aids in his presentations to potential customers. Which of the following statements BEST describes why William's supervisor may have recommended this?

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1. Elizabeth is a representative of a company that produces orthopedic braces. She has been asked to give a presentation at a medical conference to introduce a new ankle brace developed by her company. Why should Elizabeth consider using a visual aid in her presentation?

2. Sally is trying to help her audience understand some important statistical information. Analyze her visual aid options and choose the one that would likely be most effective with a general audience.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Challenge yourself on the use of visual aids in public speaking by taking this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll be assessed on the importance of visual aids as well as several examples of visual aids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of visual aids
  • The importance of visual aids
  • Characteristic(s) of good visual aids

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on roles of visual aids in public speaking
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on visual aid examples and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding choosing the best visual aid for particular presentations and reports
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about roles of visual aids in public speaking

Additional Learning

To learn more about public speaking, review the accompanying lesson titled Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define visual aid
  • Identify three uses of visual aids
  • Understand how remembering the phrase Sweet Sarah Always Answers Persuasively can help you create successful visual aids
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