What is an example of a visual aid?

Visual aids are items of a visual manner, such as graphs, photographs, video clips etc used in addition to spoken information. Reduce the amount of spoken words, for example, you may show a graph of your results rather than reading them out.

What are visual aids used during a presentation?

They are commonly something like slides setting out your main points, or a video. They can also take the form of a handout, either of your slides, or a summary of your presentation, the use of a flip chart, or even something interesting that you have brought along to show your audience and make a point.

How should we use audio visual aids while delivering a presentation?

Present the aid at the appropriate point in your presentation, then remove it immediately. Present the aid; give your audience a few seconds to comprehend it, and then comment on the aid. Use a pointer, such as a laser pointer, to focus your audience on the part of the graphic you are discussing.

What makes a good visual aid?

Done well—simple, visible, relevant, memorable, and audience-focused— visual aids can have a profound impact on your audience and your overall message. Each visual should be relevant to your message, convey an important point, be clearly understandable, and be visible by your entire audience.

What should be considered before using visual aids?

General Guidelines

  • Keep it simple.
  • Keep your audience in mind when designing your visual aids.
  • Proofread very carefully.
  • Fonts should be clear and easy to read.
  • Colored fonts should have a dark background (dark blue is best) with primary titles in either yellow or white and secondary titles in the remaining color.

Why do you think that visual aids are so important?

A visual aid supplements words with pictures, charts, graphs, or other visual information. They are important because they help the audience understand and remember, increase audience interest, and act as notes or reminders for the speaker.