How to… Use Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

In this episode of my “How to…” series I’m going to talk about using visual aids in your presentation. Visual aids are helpful to give your audience another way of accessing the information you are trying to communicate.

Visualizing concepts-24-hour protection

PowerPoint Tips

It was an important concept to visualize because of the emotional impact. Presenters often struggle when visualizing concepts because the concepts may be abstract or because they simply can’t find the right graphic. Collect your own set of concept visualizations.

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Essential tools for visual communications

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

On Saturday we heard from two communications experts: Speechwriter Pete Weissman and visual thinking expert David Sibbet. Business Communication David Sibbet Visual communication Visualization

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Free Online Resources to Make Your Presentations More Visual

Presentation Guru

It may feel counterintuitive, but visuals are the best way to transfer information in a presentation. … Resources Visuals Design Principles featured Presentation Design Using Images Visual Aids Visual Language

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Communication Visuals

The Communication Blog

So, I thought Pinterest would be a great medium to disseminate visuals that may prove useful in teaching communication. communication visuals illusions images for choice images for communication Pinterest I started a few Pinterest boards largely to augment the text discussions in communication books—my own or others. Photos and cartoons are very expensive; consequently, these are usually limited in most textbooks.

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Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

Professionally Speaking...

Wikipedia defines infographics as "graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly." PowerPoint charteo data visualization easel.ly

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10 Tips for… Creating Great Visual Aids

Presentation Guru

We’ve boiled down all of our advice about visual aids into ten golden rules – follow these and you’ll always have your audience’s attention for the right reason. … Visuals 10 Tips for. Presentation Design Visual Aids

What is Visual Tone in your Presentation?

Presentation Guru

What is Visual Tone in your presentation and, more to the point, why do you need it? … Design Principles Visuals featured Presentation Design Slide Design Slide Makeover Visual Aids

A Peridoic Table of Visualization Methods

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

at the University of Lugano have created a “periodic table” of 100 visualization methods. They describe their table in their 2007 research paper Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management (Click to enlarge) The periodic […].

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Book Review – Visual Thinking by Emma Bannister

Presentation Guru

If you want to make better presentations, and I think most of us do, Visual Thinking is a presentation design book aimed at real people with a message to share. … Book Reviews Design Principles Resources Visuals books featured Presentation Design Reviews Visual Aids Visual Language

Are your slides ‘Visual Musak’?

Speaking about Presenting

My partner, Tony, calls it “Visual Musak&#. At worst the photos are visually distracting. Here are some ways you might be creating visual musak rather than relevant illustrations. What examples of visual musak have you seen?

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Visual communication with Graphic Recordings

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

I’ve been impressed with a number of videos on YouTube that use hand-drawn images to convey complex information.

resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

Manner of Speaking

Nancy Duarte’s latest work, resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences is such a book. As visually pleasing as this book is, it would be a mistake to keep it in pristine condition.

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When Visuals Are Just Pointless

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level. I was after visual impact, demonstrating a large scope of effort.

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A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Too many people take data visualization for granted and almost always opt for the bare minimum approach. ” Data visualization isn’t just the process of slapping on a few charts. ” “ How am I going to visualize the purpose in the best way possible?”

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Your Visual Package: What The Audience Sees

Professionally Speaking...

Specifically, the visual package you present. Let''s look at the components of your visual package and examine how your audience interprets some of the things they might see. Then you can be sure that your visual package is not undermining your message but rather enhancing it.

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.

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Brain Science Supports More Visual Slides

Professionally Speaking...

visual cues) used instead of, or in addition to, words make information clearer, easier to access and more memorable. That bias can be fed by many forms of visual stimulation – pictures, illustrations, charts, graphs, diagrams, maps, cartoons.

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Visuals are the emotional heart of your story

Speak Schmeak

Even though television is a visual medium, I don''t find most commercials as visually compelling as they could be. There''s also very little originality in how most advertisers are telling and selling their stories. This one caught my eye, however, and I bet you can guess why.

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Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way!

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5 Ways to Make your Presentation More Visual and Effective

Presentation Guru

Visualizing slides (just a fancy word for transforming slides full of text into more visual slides) is a big part of my job, but you don’t need to be a PowerPoint expert to apply some basic visualization techniques to your presentations.

Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

His latest short presentation was posted this week and it's a great reminder of how to present a visualization in a simple, clear, and engaging way. Take your time, set up the visualization Dr. Rosling consistently does something that few presenters ever do.

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The truth about visualization for public speaking success

Speaking about Presenting

Many people think that this type of visualization can help you not only speak better but also help reduce your fear of public speaking. But there are other types of visualization that can help you in both these areas. Visualization for best performance. Rational visualization.

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Data Visualization – The Perfect Combination of Analytics and Art

Presentation Guru

… Data Visualisation Software Visuals charts and graphs Data visualisation featured Visual Aids Visual LanguagePresentation Guru was recently invited to a demonstration by Tableau on how to Make Your Data Make an Impact.

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – and Why It Matters

Presentation Guru

In this article, Robert Lane shares his helpful and relevant advice on how our brains behave when faced with text over visuals. … Powerpoint Visuals Design Principles featured Making it Memorable Stock Images Visual Language

Create a Visual Summary Slide

PowerPoint Tips

So I use a visual summary slide. PowerPoint visual summary slide. PowerPoint visual summary slide with SmartArt. PowerPoint visual summary slide using SmartArt. PowerPoint visual summary slide, ungrouping SmartArt.

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From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Finding the Right Images

Presentation Guru

There is an art to finding visuals that support your message. Hours can be wasted searching online image libraries and copying images from google is a big no.

Review of a new e-book: Visual Presentations

PowerPoint Tips

I recently received a free copy of a new e-book, Visual Presentations: Boring Slides to Visual Presentations in 3 Easy Steps, by M.S. As you read through the book, the author guides you step-by-step through the process of converting boring slides to visual ones.

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Content, visuals, sound: a well-synced presentation

Speak Schmeak

Notice how his visuals enhance the presentation. Treasure has done a fantastic job of combining content, visuals and sound to tell a very effective story. Thanks to Denise Graveline for posting this excellent TED talk on listening, by sound expert Julian Treasure.

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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

Duarte Blog

We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future. Wide adoption of touch screen tablets and accompanying apps enable easy, real-time, visual capture and sharing of ideas.

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Visual improv activity

Speak Schmeak

Cliff Atkinson's Visual Improv Exercise from Lisa Braithwaite on Vimeo. I can't wait to use this exercise in one of my workshops. So much fun and so effective at forcing people to think on their feet -- but in a fun way! Speakers Fun Stuff PresentationCampLA PowerPoint

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Props as visual aids

Max Atkinson

Some of hose who attended the European Speechwriters and Business Communicators Conference in Helsinki last week had to put up with me struggling to give a short presentation using my iPhone.

The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload. Today’s advances in graphic design means we can clarify messages through visual information. I believe visual information should have 3 main characteristics in order to be effective.

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POWERPOINT: VISUAL POWER

Professionally Speaking...

It's no secret that I think visuals should dominate words in a presentation where any type of slideware is used. But if the word 'visuals' immediately makes you think 'pictures' or 'photographs', reconsider.

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Visuals can tell a story

Presentation Zen

50 years later. Same place. Same ship. On the. left, my dad and me in 1962 on deck somewhere in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on. the way to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. On the right, my son and me last week on the. same deck.

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2 Great Visual Storytelling Books for Children

Presentation Zen

As it is the Christmas season, I thought I would recommend two books here that do a great job of presenting their material in an engaging, visual way. The second recommendation is not a pop-up, but rather a series of visual books that come with an audio reader than the child can control.

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Presentation Tip: Design visuals vs. Content visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Some presenters think that adding visuals, especially pictures, will instantly improve their slides. I agree that visuals can improve your slides, but only if those visuals help communicate your message more effectively. In this article I want to discuss the difference between design visuals and content visuals. A design visual is used to improve the appearance of the slide, and doesn’t really add to the point the presenter is making.

From Bullet Points to Visual Presentation – Making it Interactive

Presentation Guru

… Powerpoint Visuals Audience Connection featured Interaction Making it Memorable PowerPoint Presentation Design presentation technology Visual Aids

When visuals become distractions

Speak Schmeak

Read this excellent analysis by Garr Reynolds of the visuals behind John McCain during his acceptance speech. You may choose visuals that seem innocuous -- but that in itself is a problem. If your visuals don't support your words, the audience becomes confused and distracted.

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Are you a visual learner?

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

One of the clichés I hear all the time in defense of slides, or in support of adding something visual to a presentation, is the claim that “I’m a visual learner.”    Back in the last century, a bit of pop science proclaimed that there are visual, aural, and kinesthetic learners, and each needed to be catered to.    A great deal of bad pedagogy, not to mention visual aids, has been the result.    Just mostly visual.

Presentation Tip: Timeline Visuals

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Instead, use a timeline visual. In this article I want to share some best practices for creating and using a timeline visual. A timeline visual does not denote length of an event, like a Gantt chart does.

Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence

Speaking Freely

The post Vocal, Visual, and Verbal Skills for Executive Presence appeared first on Speaking Freely. By Self-Expression Center Staff A commonly held misconception about executive presence is that it is all about dressing for the part. While appearances are important, your presence is more comprehensive than merely the clothes that you wear. Most people won’t be convinced about your leadership until you demonstrate the ability to communicate in a sophisticated […].

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Communication Strategies: Talk between people with and without visual impairments

The Communication Blog

Talk between people with and people without visual impairments can be made a lot more comfortable by following a few simple suggestions (drawn from a variety of sources: www.cincyblind.org, www.abwa.asn.au/, www.mass.gov , www.ndmig.com , and www.batchelor. A few general comments first: People vary greatly in their visual abilities; some are totally blind, some are partially sighted, and some have unimpaired vision. Most people who are visually impaired are not hearing impaired.

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