Ch 7: Designing and Using Visual Aids for Speeches

About This Chapter

The Designing and Using Visual Aids for Speeches chapter of this Public Speaking Study Guide course is the simplest way to master the use of visual aids. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of the use of visual aids for speeches.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the use of visual aids material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn the use of visual aids for speeches. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the use of visual aids for speeches
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning public speaking (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the use of visual aids for speeches
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra public speaking learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Designing and Using Visual Aids for Speeches chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Designing and Using Visual Aids for Speeches chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about the use of visual aids for speeches. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a visual aids unit of a standard public speaking course. Topics covered include:

  • Communicating with visuals
  • Visual aids for business presentations
  • Comparing textual graphics to visual graphics
  • The good and bad of delivering with technology
  • Structured and free-form slide formats and creating a mood in PowerPoint
  • Designing effective handouts

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Designing and Using Visual Aids for Speeches
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The Role of Visuals in Communication

1. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

Types of Visual Aids for Business Presentations

2. Types of Visual Aids for Business Presentations

Visuals aids in business help create memorable key points, evaluate data, and understand complex relationships. There are many different types of visual aids that can be used in business presentations.

Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

3. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics

Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.

Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies

4. Using Technology to Deliver a Presentation: Pros, Cons & Strategies

In today's wired world, there are many different technology strategies companies can use to deliver a message effectively, from simple slide presentations to live videos. This lesson covers the basics of several popular technologies and addresses the pros and cons of each.

How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation

5. How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation

The tone of a speech has a lot to do with how the audience feels when you speak. In this lesson, we will discuss best practices when creating your slides and setting the tone for your presentation.

Types of Slides: Structured & Free-Form

6. Types of Slides: Structured & Free-Form

Visual aids help an audience retain, understand and enjoy a business presentation. Two types of specific slides that can be selected to help communicate a message include structured and free-form.

Tips for Using Effective Handouts in a Presentation

7. Tips for Using Effective Handouts in a Presentation

Audience members expect to be educated, informed or persuaded during a presentation. Handouts aid in the recall of the information presented. There are specific tips for using effective handouts.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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