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.
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.
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.