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"How To Utilize Visual Aids"

Newsletter June 20, 2013
In the business world today it seems as though we constantly have to give presentations that involve using visual aids to deliver our message to the audience. Visual aids add a whole new dimension into a speech. They have the power to either make or break a presentation. When deciding whether or not visual aids should be utilized in your presentation.
1. Use only when necessary.
Sometimes presenters use more visual aids then they need to in order to deliver their message. Using too many aids can be very distracting and actually detract from the information being presented. To avoid this, take a look at the information you will be presenting and determine whether or not a visual aid will help illustrate it.
2. Use the appropriate visual aid.
Make sure that the method you use to display your visual aid is appropriate. There are many different options for you to choose from. Just remember to choose a method that is conducive to delivering the message clearly.
3. Be prepared.
If you are intending to use aids, it is important that you know how to operate the equipment. Practice with machines you have never used before to make sure that you will know how to operate it on the day of your speech. It will set you off on the wrong foot if you cannot figure out how to display your information. It is definitely important to practice with your materials, and where you are going to insert them into your presentation.
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