About This Chapter
Using Visuals in a Presentation - Chapter Summary
As your employees work to improve their business presentation skills, have them work through this chapter to learn more about the importance of using visual aids. The chapter covers the following topics:
- Visual aid preparation skills
- Textual graphics vs. visual graphics
- Ethical considerations for visual aids
- Types of visual aids
- Presentation handouts
- Illustrator, PowerPoint and CorelDraw
Lesson quizzes are included to solidify employee comprehension of these visual presentation concepts. The chapter is also accessible on any computer or mobile device, which enables your employees to improve their presentation skills wherever and whenever it's convenient.
How It Helps
- Improves presentation skills: The lessons offer effective strategies for incorporating different types of visual aids into work presentations.
- Strengthens technological prowess: Employees learn how to use presentation software and graphic suites, including PowerPoint and Illustrator.
- Builds awareness: Employees will better understand the benefits of applying visuals in their business presentations.
After completing this chapter's lessons, employees will be able to:
- Evaluate the purpose and role of visuals in communication
- Prepare visual aids for a presentation
- Present data using textual and visual graphics
- Understand some ethical considerations that should be taken into account when using visuals in the workplace
- Recognize various types of business presentation visual aids
- Assess the advantages and disadvantages of using PowerPoint for a speech
- Use effective presentation handouts, software and graphic suites
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.
2. 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.
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.
4. Ethical Considerations When Using Visuals in Workplace Communication
There are important ethical considerations when using visuals in workplace communication. This lesson covers specific guidelines that individuals can follow to ensure that the visual message is an appropriate representation of the truth.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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.
8. Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples
To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.
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