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How to maximize the impact and retention of your messages by following best practices for visual aids.

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  • 1. PROFESSIONAL VISUAL AIDS

2. Benefits of Visual Aids

  • Improve retention 3 days/ 65%
  • Increase comprehension
  • Enhance speaker credibility

3. Types of Visual Aids

  • Electronic/Multimedia Presentations
  • Flip Charts, Whiteboards - write big!
  • Objects, Models and Handouts - at end
  • Slides and Transparencies -
    • Pencil flashlight for notes
    • Avoid looking at screen
    • Dont read off transparencies

4. Selecting & Designing Visual Aids

  • Text with art or animation
  • Graphics: diagrams, tables, charts
  • Keep down the slides: 10 minutes = 5 + 1
  • Readablesize(24/18) and 2 or lessfonts

5. Preparing Quality Text Visuals

    • No more than four to six lines of text
    • Limit each line to forty characters
    • Use phrases rather than sentences
    • Use upper and lowercase type
    • Use a simple type face
    • Allow the same space at the top of each visual

6. Visual Aids and Color

  • Organization : hue & saturation
  • Figures
  • Backgrounds & texts
  • Distance
  • Well-defined boundaries
  • High contrast
  • Graphs/pie charts selected color

7. GENERAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES 8. As we were saying

  • A pictures worth a 1000 words
  • Text: Less is more
  • 3 Cs: clarity, consistancy, color cues
  • 3 Rs: reveal, reinforce, recap