The Art of Public Speaking - Chapter 14: Using Visual Aids Summary & Analysis

Stephen Lucas
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Summary

Using visual aids during a speech serves many purposes. A speaker can make their message come alive and be immediately understandable with the right visual aid. Having visual aids lends credibility to the speaker who comes off as professional and prepared. Charts and graphs pique interest and take the whole focus off the speaker. The speaker's self-confidence gets a boost.

The text informs students of different kinds of visual aids. If possible, bringing the actual object that is the subject of the speech is a great way to get the audience's attention. Photographs, drawings, charts, and graphs add credibility to a speech. To avoid the audience being distracted, it's best not to pass around objects.

The speaker can include a demonstration when appropriate for the message. Of course, PowerPoint and other technological aids are quite popular.

Analysis

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