Ch 7: Importance of Visual Aids in Public Speaking

About This Chapter

Giving a speech requires a commanding voice and stage presence, but a well-placed visual aid is a nice helping hand. This chapter explains their importance along with how and when to utilize them.

Importance of Visual Aids in Public Speaking - About This Chapter

Even if a speaker is giving the most powerful speech since Martin Luther King Jr., it will never hurt to have some backup in the form of a visual aid. Thanks to the ease of programs like Microsoft PowerPoint, it has never been easier to provide some accessorizing to the stage. Everything from charts of data to video supplements will ease the pressure that the stage can put on a speaker. These video lessons teach the best ways to incorporate visual aids in a speech, and will also explain:

  • Why visual aids should not be left out
  • What kinds of aids are the best to use
  • How to prepare your visual aid
  • The advantages and disadvantages of PowerPoint

VideoObjective
Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience ConsiderationsExplain why visual aids matter.
Types of Visual Aids Used in Public SpeakingList the various aids available to speakers.
Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & TipsDiscuss the best ways to utilize visual aids.
Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & ConsExplore both the good and bad of using PowerPoint.
Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPointDiscover the best features of PowerPoint.

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Importance of Visual Aids in Public Speaking
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Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose, and Audience Considerations

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

Giving a speech can be nerve-wracking, and it might seem easy to just skip the visual aids. In this lesson, we'll discuss why that's a bad idea, why visual aids are important, and what elements make a great visual aid.

Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

2. Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking

Many people understand that visual aids can be helpful in public speaking. But what types of visual aids should a person choose? Watch this lesson for information on the types of visual aids and how to choose the best one.

Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips

3. Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips

Visual aids can help your speech or presentation be even more successful. There are some important considerations when planning to use visuals. Watch this lesson to find out what to do before and during your speech to make your visuals effective.

Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons

4. Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons

It seems like every class or speech has PowerPoint slides with it these days. But is that always the right answer? In this lesson, we'll examine the pros and cons of using slideware, like PowerPoint, during your speech or presentation.

Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPoint

5. Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPoint

After spending a lot of time making PowerPoint slides look good, many people forget that preparation is only the beginning. In this lesson, we'll look at tips for how to present a PowerPoint speech, including important slideshow commands.

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