Using at least one type of visual aid will help to hold the attention of the audience, and using more than one visual aid helps add variety to presentations. Visual aids also act as prompts to presenters and take the focus of the audience away from a nervous presenter. Following are some of the visual aid options that are available:
- Flipcharts—Use for prepared examples or for impromptu examples that you can refer to later.
- Video—Good for showing a concept or procedure visually. Avoid videos that are strictly a "talking head".
- Electronic Presentation (PowerPoint, Harvard Graphics, Freelance Plus)—Easy to prepare and to modify on the spot; offer a wide variety of visual options (colors, fonts, charts, graphs, layouts).