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FT Essential Guide to Making Business Presentations by Philip Khan-Panni

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7

Using visual aids

In this chapter

  • The three main types of visual aids: those you project/create/show
  • Making the most of PowerPoint
  • Adding video or audio to your slides
  • How to use a flip chart
  • Using props
  • Avoiding common mistakes

In this chapter, we’ll be looking at the three main kinds of visual aids, how to put them together and use them, as well as how many slides to have, and how to avoid common mistakes. Visual aids help you be persuasive, because they engage the sense of sight, as well as sound. When you engage all the senses you involve the listener totally.

There is more to visual aids than PowerPoint, but we can start with slides and how to use them. PowerPoint is a relatively new technology, developed in 1987 as The Presenter ...

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