What’s a Presentation without Visuals?

DeFinis Communications

When it comes to visual aids for a presentation, what’s the first thing you think of? But the answers about visual aids that I’ve been getting from my clients recently (and what I’ve seen at their locations) have surprised even me. A few weeks later I walked into a client’s conference room to find an overhead projector. So, when was the last time you used a chalkboard, an overhead projector, a whiteboard, a flipchart, or even no visuals at all?

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Tip: You and your visuals

Pivotal Public Speaking

Using visuals of any sort in a presentation has to be as unobtrusive as possible. This can apply to objects you want to display, the remote control for projecting equipment, the pens for flip charts or overhead projectors or a whiteboard, or to slides or overhead transparencies. During these practice sessions, work out how you will move around the visual supports and equipment. Do you want your silhouette projected on the screen as well as your visuals?

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Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

These are your visual supports. It may be that in the culture of your organisation or of your audience, impact will be created by your visuals. If the message of your speech means nothing, your speech means nothing, and your image beyond the ability to create those visuals means nothing, then you will need to develop a high level of competency in creating those visuals and in presenting them. Do you want your silhouette projected on the screen as well as your visuals?

Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

These are your visual supports. It may be that in the culture of your organisation or of your audience, impact will be created by your visuals. If the message of your speech means nothing, your speech means nothing, and your image beyond the ability to create those visuals means nothing, then you will need to develop a high level of competency in creating those visuals and in presenting them. Do you want your silhouette projected on the screen as well as your visuals?

CNBC Calls Google Presenter a Johnson. Was that fair?

Duarte Blog

The newscaster comments the slides were so bad he thought they were done on an old overhead projector, which isn’t true. At times the audience is so thrilled to be given visual breathing room it lures them into thinking that the content was actually okay when it was either poor or non-existent. How important is the launch of a new product? Important enough to plan, rehearse, and script something comprehensible?

Lessons from Google's launch of the Nexus One

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

They talk about the “overhead projector” that was used. There is no overhead projector. Just like you would use a black slide to focus the attention on you, know when to step out of the way and let the visual communicate part of the message

Public Speaking: Bilingual Help

Great Public Speaking

When going over room setup and audio / visual requirements with a foreign logistics person, make sure you do it in advance of the presentation (hopefully several times), and have a bilingual person there to ensure that both you and the logistics person are on the same wavelength. One good idea is to take pictures of the various items you may need (overhead projector, white board, etc.)

There's no such thing as a boring subject

Max Atkinson

But Steve Bee used a visualiser, a technologically slicker version of the old blank rolls of acetate on overhead projectors. His only visual aid was a blank sheet of paper, on which he gradually drew an ever more complicated diagram that was not only critical to his general argument, but was also clearly visible on the screen above him - and made me realise that 'chalk and talk' can be as effective with a huge audience as it can be with a small one.

How many corporate birds can you kill with one PowerPoint presentation?

Max Atkinson

The ‘no notes’ illusion Manufacturers of overhead projectors used to proclaim yet another alleged benefit of the acetate revolution: with our machines, you can speak without having to use any notes. It's just over a year since the BBC website magazine invited me to write a short piece on The Problem with PowerP0int to mark the 25th anniversary of its invention.

PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk: (1) The beginning of the end

Max Atkinson

Today, the debate would be about what kind of computer and projection systems should be installed, and what would never be questioned would be the effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations – even though there remain serious questions about whether this dramatic technological shift in the way visual aids are used was a change for the better. A warm welcome to anyone who's arrived here via the BBC website - in which case you're probably interested in speaking and presentation.

Content Meets Delivery.The Art of Capturing Attention

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Numbers, dates, and background information flashed up on the overhead projector. Pacing from the projector to the white board, to the side door, along the isle and down towards the back row. As a result, Hollywood resorts to special effects that are quick, visually exciting or gross, and story lines move at a pace where the viewer feels somehow empty at the end of the movie because the characters were never fully developed.