Chapter 9

Wonderful words and vibrant visuals

Key wisdom from this chapter

  • Paint pictures with your words: the words that are most visual are most evocative for an audience. Carefully choose words that bring your talk to life.
  • Paint pictures with your words: the words that are most visual are most evocative for an audience. Carefully choose words that bring your talk to life.
  • Great intentional emphasis: repetition and key words can help your audience to understand and remember your message.
  • Unusual visuals aid memory: be more memorable by using unusual visual aids, for example a prop.
  • If you must use PowerPoint, make it good: it’s difficult for an audience to remember information that’s in the same old format, so bring your presentation to life ...

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