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Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
When planning a speech, there are plenty of visual aids at your disposal. But how do you select the right one? Let instructors introduce you to some of the considerations for choosing a visual aid that meets your needs. They can also provide you with tips for ensuring that the videos, photographs or charts you select enhance - rather than detract from - your message. Lessons in this chapter cover the following:
- Types of visual aids available for use in your presentation
- Tips for preparing and using visual aids effectively
- Strategies for using PowerPoint to assist your delivery
- Laws regulating the use of copyrighted visual materials
|Visual Aids in Public Speaking: Importance, Purpose and Audience Considerations||Explore the function of visual aids, and learn how to select those that are suitable for your audience.|
|Types of Visual Aids Used in Public Speaking||Peruse the variety of visual aids available for use during your speech, including photographs, illustrations and models.|
|Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips||Learn how to get your visual aids together in time. Ensure you select user-friendly fonts, color schemes and display sizes.|
|Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips||Get tips for presenting visual aids in a way that avoids distracting listeners from your message. Explore best practices for explaining visual aids clearly and succinctly when delivering your speech.|
|Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons||Assess when and when not to use PowerPoint in your speech. Outline the benefits and drawbacks of utilizing this presentation software.|
|Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies||Learn how to select fonts, animations, color schemes and other formatting options available in PowerPoint.|
|Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPoint||Examine strategies for fool-proofing your PowerPoint presentation, such as checking the room's equipment and creating a backup plan.|
|Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking||Develop an awareness of how copyright laws will affect the types of images and videos you use in your presentation.|
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.
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.
3. Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips
Visual aids can help make your speech engaging and memorable. But, how do you prepare your visual aids for maximum impact? Watch this lesson to find out how to design and structure effective visual aids for your presentation.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies
When giving a speech or presentation, many people choose to use PowerPoint or another slideware program. But, how should a person format the slides for greatest impact? Watch this video for tips on formatting PowerPoint slides for a speech.
7. 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.
8. Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking
Many people like to add images or quotes to help make their PowerPoint slides stronger. But what happens if the piece you want isn't yours? Watch this lesson for information on copyright issues for public speaking.
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Other chapters within the Communications 101: Public Speaking course
- Introduction to Public Speaking
- Analyzing Your Audience
- Listening and Feedback
- Selecting the Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of Your Speech
- Researching the Speech
- Organizing The Speech
- Outlining The Speech
- Language and Style
- Speech Delivery
- Types of Speeches
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof
- Speech Evaluation
- Preparing For an Impromptu Speech
- Required Assignments for Communications 101
- Studying for Communications 101