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Chapter 6. Choosing and Using Audiovisual Aids

Chapter 6. Choosing and Using Audiovisual Aids

What’s Inside This Chapter

Here, you’ll see how to:

  • Recognize the five myths of choosing audiovisual aids

  • Determine the right way to create and use a flipchart and easel

  • Discover when and how to create and use overhead transparencies

  • Find out how to make the best use of videotape and DVD

  • Learn about the advantages of using photographic or computer-generated slides for your presentation

  • Decide whether to take the big step toward computer-generated visuals

  • Learn how to increase your presentation’s effectiveness with visual props

  • Choose and use the best microphone for your presentation


You have a presentation to do. That’s great! You’ve been asked to make your presentation interesting, informative, and entertaining. That’s a challenge! You’re thinking visuals, but should you use a flipchart or transparencies or the latest computer-generated gizmo? The answer to this question is: It depends. This chapter is designed to help you formulate an answer based on your particular presentation circumstance. Toward the end of the chapter, you’ll find table 6-1, which compares the features, advantages, and disadvantages of each type of audiovisual described here.


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