- Can the info on this visual be better said verbally? (For example, you
don't need a visual of your outline.)
- Why should this information be on a visual?
- Is this material suited to visual understanding?
- Can I replace sentences with key words?
- Make sure there is no other material on the board that will compete with
your visuals for the audience's attention.
- Be selective, use the minimum number of visuals, for maximum impact.
- Use visual aids only where words are not enough or need reinforcement.
- As yourself "is this visual really necessary, does it add or detract?"
- Don't aim to put your whole presentation on visuals.
- Avoid using sentences, highlight only key words of phrases.
- Limit bullet points to 6 per page
- Use an appropriate font (not too big, not too small).
- Face the audience & keep eye contact.
- Speak about the points, don't just repeat them.
- Don't be just a multimedia technician, be a speaker!
- Overload visuals with unreadable information.
- Overdo the graphics and special effects.
- Just repeat the words on the visual.
- Talk to the visual.
- Walk across the field of vision.