Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking


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1. Kurt is scheduled to speak to a group of 500 people next week. Which of the following visual aid options will likely be most effective for a group of this size?

2. Edith likes speaking to groups about decorating cakes and cookies. She uses a lot of props in her presentations. Because of this, which kind of group is best for Edith to present to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Visual aids can be helpful when giving a speech, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you learn how to use them. You will be assessed on the different types of visual aids and tips for using them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Purpose of visual aids
  • Types of visual aids
  • When to use props
  • The ideal length of video clips

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related public speaking lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as visual aid and low-tech
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when and how to use aids such as props and video clips
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using technology-based visual aids

Additional Learning

To learn more about using visual aids, review the lesson titled Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of visual aids
  • Learn to use visual aids effectively
  • Know the different types of visual aids