GET COMFORTABLE WITH VISUAL          AIDS   BY: CLAIRE SHERRINGTON
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY ..... Why ? What are visual aids ? What makes a good on...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHY USE VISUAL AIDS ? Increase understanding Save time Enhance retention Promote atten...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsVERBAL AND VISUAL RECALL90%80%70%60%50%                        Verbal Only40%             ...
TYPES VISUAL AIDS                                                                 Get Comfortable with Visual Aids        ...
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FEEDBACK                                                                         Cybernetics –its defin...
Cybernetics –its definition, development and application                                                            7OBJECT
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT MAKES A GOOD VISUAL AID ? Visible Simple Colorful, but dont let them upstage you ...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsDELIVERY Preparation - practice ! Don’t let them distract you Know how to use them Hav...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsLETS TAKE A MOMENT ON POWERPOINTS   Dont read the slides to your audience! 20 point font...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsIN CONCLUSION Practice ! Be Prepared Try variety Visual aids can add interest and fun ...
Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT TO KNOW MORE ? Your folder http://toastmasters.wikia.com/wiki/Visual_Aid http://ww...
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  • Slide two- Today, I am going to tell you what visual aids ....
  • Increase understanding – 40% of us learn best visually. They allow for different learning stylesSave time – A picture paints 1000 words.Enhance retention – People remember 10% of what they hear a week after they hear it. They remember up to 66% of what they see and hear.Promote attentiveness – visual aids give your audience something on which to focus attention.Control nervousness – displaying visual aids gives the speaker something purposeful to do, helping to dissipate nervous energy.
  • What can go wrong?Computer-based Best known is PowerPoint.Can use both words and pictures.Keep information on slides to a few key points.Limit animations to those that are necessary so the audience isn’t distracted from your presentation.Use a remote wherever possible so you are not tethered to the computer. Props These areobjects that can be demonstrated to, or handled by, the audience. They can also be costumes or rewards, e.g. chocolate.Pick them up only when you describing the point to which they relate, then put them down. This reduces your chances of fidgeting with the prop.If you are going to hand the prop out to the audience, time it to avoid the audience becoming absorbed in the prop and ignoring your presentation. Whiteboards / Flipcharts Good for recording information/feedback from an audience or to display information you’ve pre-written.If you pre-write information, keep it covered until it is needed.Try to keep to 2-3 main points on the whiteboard/flipchart page.Consider asking someone else (with good handwriting!) to record feedback so you can remain connected to your audience.Make sure the whiteboard is properly cleaned before you start so the writing is clear. Videos Try to keep them short, and only use content that emphasises your points.Have them ready to go and paused before your presentation.  Handouts This is an opportunity to expand on the points given in your presentation but remember to keep the information relevant.Consider when you’ll hand them out:At the beginning means the audience knows what notes they need to take to supplement yours.At the end means your audience is less likely to be distracted during your presentation. 
  • Slide four In order to steer, you have to see where you’re going; see whether that’s towards the goal or off-course from the goal; then change your actions to head back toward the goal. I act. I see the consequences. I say, “No, not quite what I meant.” And so I correct by acting again. That’s the cybernetic loop.Becker, Slabosky and Umpleby(2006) defined “feedback as the information about the results of a process which is used to change the process" . This is a cybernetic loop. Feedback can be either negative or positive in nature depending on how the system reacts. Negative feedback creates a “deviation”, where a system will respond to negativity by reducing or neutralizing the feedback, called a ‘steady state’. Positive feedback or “deviation” can maintain or can intensify a system’s expansion called a ‘growth state’.. Delobelle also by suggests that feedback as an optimum course called the norm and this norm can be affected by realisations that can deviate from the norm. The amount of feedback in a loop can be affected by a systems behaviour this related to the feedback is either active or passive, it can also be purpose or non-purposeful.
  • VisibleSimpleColorful, but don't let them upstage youJustified by the content -- not too many or too few slidesPreparation - know how to use them, have a back up plan
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  • Get Comfortable with Visual Aids

    1. 1. GET COMFORTABLE WITH VISUAL AIDS BY: CLAIRE SHERRINGTON
    2. 2. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT TODAY ..... Why ? What are visual aids ? What makes a good one ? Delivery ..... Those powerpoints 2
    3. 3. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHY USE VISUAL AIDS ? Increase understanding Save time Enhance retention Promote attentiveness Control nervousness 3
    4. 4. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsVERBAL AND VISUAL RECALL90%80%70%60%50% Verbal Only40% Visual Only30% Verbal and Visual20%10%0% After 3 After 3 hrs. days 4
    5. 5. TYPES VISUAL AIDS Get Comfortable with Visual Aids Types Challenges ?Overhead Interactive Dying technologyTransparenciesSlides Entertainment Preplanning Technology set upFlip Charts (and Interactive Environment suitablePosters) Readability ?Handouts Take-a-way When? Distracting?Whiteboards Interactive Back to the audience? Readability ?Objects and Models Show & tell Environment suitableVideos Entertainment Technology set upDemos Show & tell Your live ! Environment suitable 5
    6. 6. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FEEDBACK Cybernetics –its definition, development and application detection of error compares heading with goal of reaching port correction of error feedback adjusts rudder to correct heading ship’s heading 6
    7. 7. Cybernetics –its definition, development and application 7OBJECT
    8. 8. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT MAKES A GOOD VISUAL AID ? Visible Simple Colorful, but dont let them upstage you Justified by the content 8
    9. 9. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsDELIVERY Preparation - practice ! Don’t let them distract you Know how to use them Have a back up plan Speak to the audienceWith technology .... Turn off the technology to reinforce the message Use a pointer 9
    10. 10. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsLETS TAKE A MOMENT ON POWERPOINTS Dont read the slides to your audience! 20 point font 32 point font 48 point font 60 point font 72 point Choose colors for easy reading Use bullet points instead of full sentences. Avoid charts and diagrams that are hard to see. Dont let the text or graphics fly around too much. 10
    11. 11. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsIN CONCLUSION Practice ! Be Prepared Try variety Visual aids can add interest and fun to the presentation Use them; but use them well 11
    12. 12. Get Comfortable with Visual AidsWHAT TO KNOW MORE ? Your folder http://toastmasters.wikia.com/wiki/Visual_Aid http://www.toastmasters.org/MainMenuCategories /FreeResources/NeedHelpGivingaSpeech/TipsTech niques/VisualAidsPowerPoint.aspx Using powerpoint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QwC1cl0Wa4 &feature=related 12

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