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10.4: When/Where to Use Visual Aids

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    Man giving a presentation.Try using visual aids at key, critical, or confusing points in the message. Consider using a powerful visual aid when attempting to gain attention in the beginning of the speech. In addition, using visual aids during transitions can prove quite effective. Think of these visual aids as mini attention getters to keep the audience engaged with the material. Visual aids can also be used to clarify difficult, complex, or potentially confusing information, as well as to reinforce main ideas.

    Be mindful of how well the audience can see the visual aids. It may become necessary to move furniture or objects around to ensure every audience member can easily view the visual information.


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