6Using Presentation Aids Effectively

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

•  State the key factors to consider when using presentation aids.

•  Determine when and how to use specific presentation aids.

Presentation aids such as slides, flip charts, overhead transparencies, videotapes, props, computers, and handouts can be a valuable part of your presentation. Selected carefully and used in appropriate ways, presentation aids reinforce, clarify, explain, and illustrate your points and concepts. They also add variety to a presentation, helping engage the audience and hold people’s attention.

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