Ch 10: Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports

About This Chapter

Watch online communications video lessons to learn strategies for using PowerPoint slides, videos, illustrations and other types of visual aids. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your knowledge of these topics.

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

Video Objectives
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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Selecting and Incorporating Visual Supports
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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.

Preparing Visual Aids for a Speech: Guidelines & Tips

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.

Using Visual Aids During Your Speech: Guidelines & Tips

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.

Using PowerPoint for a Speech: Pros & Cons

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.

Formatting PowerPoint Slides for a Speech: Tips & Strategies

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.

Preparing to Deliver Your Speech with PowerPoint

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.

Copyright and Fair Use: Implications for Public Speaking

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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