Visual Aids

Visual aids can be a useful addition to a speech, especially if the content of the speech is complex. Visual aids easily distract the audience if they are not used correctly, however.

Do I need a visual aid?

How will my visual aid be evaluated?

We are often asked to provide students with samples of PowerPoint slides.  Click on the link below to access a PowerPoint tutorial, so you can see examples of both effective and ineffective Powerpoint slides.

PowerPoint Tutorial

Another type of presentation format (other than a formal public speech) is a poster presentation.  Poster presentations offer researchers a more casual opportunity to discuss research topics is a more conversational environment.  By clicking the link below, you can access a PDF document that demonstrates one possible “layout” for your information on a poster board.

Effective Research Posters


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