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  • Choosing Types of Visuals
    Drawings Pictures Models Using Overheads Overhead Integration Checklist Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Choosing Types of Visuals H ow will your audience best understand the information you convey This portion of the unit examines different methods of presenting your information Charts tables figures drawings pictures and models are discussed During your presentation you ll present different types of

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  • Charts
    Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Charts C harts provide easy to interpret visual representations of data While charts do not provide the detail typically found in tables they allow audiences to understand the big picture easily Consider using a chart to depict group data over time harts convey the correlation between trends and time Depending on the information

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  • Tables
    Formatting Guidelines Effective Use of Color Choosing Types of Visuals Charts Tables Figures Drawings Pictures Models Using Overheads Overhead Integration Checklist Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Tables T ables are useful in conveying information to technical audiences Tables are used to highlight precise data to technical audiences Depending on your audience you may need to present your information

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  • Figures, Drawings, Pictures, Models
    Your Audience Considering the Basic Design Using Storyboards General Formatting Guidelines Effective Use of Color Choosing Types of Visuals Charts Tables Figures Drawings Pictures Models Using Overheads Overhead Integration Checklist Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Figures Drawings Pictures Models T hese visual aids are different from others because they are iconic and show an image as it really is They are most effective when the image will enhance an audience s appreciation or understanding Do not use images simply because they are available or to fill dead space in a presentation rather they should be simple and used carefully Using Figures Drawings Pictures and Models One of the greatest errors in using iconic visuals is having too small a visual for audiences to see well Solve this problem by Enlarging the visual to show only significant parts Providing a handout before you begin your presentation Use this technique only if critical data cannot be handled any other way Inviting audience members to view them after your presentation Labeling significant components clearly Remember over detailed icons will distract an audience Consider simplifying as much as possible Previous Continue Introduction

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  • Using Overheads
    Storyboards General Formatting Guidelines Effective Use of Color Choosing Types of Visuals Charts Tables Figures Drawings Pictures Models Using Overheads Overhead Integration Checklist Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Using Overheads B eing prepared will help your presentation run smoothly This portion of the unit offers numerous tips on how you can avoid disasters Also included are overheads integration

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  • Overhead Integration Checklist
    Once your overheads are completed you will need to integrate them into your presentation When you can answer Yes to each of the following questions for each of your visual aids you will be well on your way to presenting Does the visual meet the specific needs for which I made it Is the visual as simple and clear as I can make it Have I double checked the accuracy

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  • Rehearsal Checklist
    the Basic Design Using Storyboards General Formatting Guidelines Effective Use of Color Choosing Types of Visuals Charts Tables Figures Drawings Pictures Models Using Overheads Overhead Integration Checklist Rehearsal Checklist Presentation Tips Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Creating and Using Overheads Rehearsal Checklist Rehearse rehearse rehearse The more you practice the more at ease you ll be with your presentation Use this checklist to prepare Rehearse your presentation using your visual aids Afterwards review the integration checklist again to determine if changes to your visuals are necessary Rehearse your presentation again And again Rehearse until you can move through the entire presentation smoothly Rehearse in front of an audience Begin with an audience of peers you should be willing to do the same for them someday Ideally you should also rehearse with an audience as similar to your real audience as possible Rehearse in the actual presentation room if possible For one last time go back to the integration checklist and modify your visual aids in light of your audiences comments You should be comfortable with your presentation by now Run through it until the presentation becomes a familiar story you can tell with ease Previous Continue

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  • Presentation Tips
    presentation don t panic You can always adjust your presentation just be prepared to do so The Room If the presentation setting is unfamiliar to you visit it ahead of time Knowledge of the room s layout lighting and equipment will allow you to make adjustments and requests for adequate facilities Equipment On the day of the presentation double check that the equipment is there and working Rehearse with it if possible Handouts Handouts are difficult to use effectively Avoid them whenever possible Otherwise do not hand them out during a presentation Distribute handouts either before or after your presentation depending on whether or not your audience requires them for information throughout the presentation Overheads Always number your overheads This way should you drop the pile you can quickly reassemble Bulbs If you are using an overhead projector check to make sure the machine has an extra bulb Burned out bulbs can be replaced and your presentation will continue as planned Using Your Overheads Position yourself so the projection screen is clearly visible to the audience Don t obstruct the audience s view This sounds obvious but double check during your presentation to be sure Also don t talk to

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