About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Using Visual Supports chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Definitions and examples||How visual aids help public speakers, audience-appropriate materials, multimedia presentations, models, drawings, videos, graphs, overhead projection transparencies, charts, objects, and photographs|
|Tuesday||Preparation and use of visual aids||Preparing visual aids ahead of time, use of fonts and colors, considering size and scale of visual aids, rehearsing with visual aids before presentations, techniques for communicating with audiences while using visual aids, and how to avoid hiding behind visual aids|
|Wednesday||When to use PowerPoint presentations||Pros and cons of these presentations, appropriateness of PowerPoint presentations, presentation preparation checklist, proper use of slides, and bad habits to avoid during presentations|
|Thursday||PowerPoint: Visual aesthetics||Use of space, text, color, animations, fonts, and embedded materials|
|Friday||Legal concerns||Fair use laws, copyright laws, and how the use of videos, photographs, or other materials during presentations relate to these laws|
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. PowerPoint Presentation Lesson Plan
Thinking of having your students use a PowerPoint presentation in your classroom? This lesson plan gives students a video to watch to gain knowledge on the topic, questions to consider, then provides time to create a short presentation of their own.
7. PowerPoint Presentation Rubric Examples
Having a thorough rubric is essential for assessing any student project involving a class presentation. This lesson discusses what to include in a PowerPoint presentation rubric.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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 Public Speaking Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans course
- Introduction to Public Speaking Lesson Plans
- Analyzing The Audience Lesson Plans
- Listening and Feedback Lesson Plans
- Topic, Purpose, and Thesis of a Speech Lesson Plans
- Researching the Speech Lesson Plans
- Organizing The Speech Lesson Plans
- Outlining The Speech Lesson Plans
- Language and Style Lesson Plans
- Speech Delivery Lesson Plans
- Types of Speeches Lesson Plans
- Reasoning and Rhetorical Proof Lesson Plans
- Speech Evaluation Lesson Plans
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