Essay on Visual Aids

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Visual aids help connect your audience with your message. When properly prepared and used, they can help speeches in many different ways. But if they are used improperly, they can become a liability.

• Visual aids support your ideas and improve audience comprehension of your presentation

• Visual aids add variety to your presentation by giving the audience a break from listening and letting them see something

• Visual aids help illustrate complex ideas or concepts and are helpful in reinforcing your ideas

• Enliven a difficult/boring subject

• Make a presentation entertaining

• Help the presenter to stick to the intended plan

Advantages of Visual Aids
The strength of Visual
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• The chalkboard is inexpensive, especially when the usable life of the board is considered
• It is flexible in use in the sense that Users may use it, learners may use it and changes can be easily made through erasure.
• Space. Lots of writing space is usually provided.
• Various colored chalk that can be used to develop the topic, show parts or build associations
• A point-by-point outline of a presentation can be made on the spot with diagrams, charts, and other accentuation drawn at the appropriate moment. The speaker can illustrate/ draw figures and highlight these drawings by using colored chalks.
• Ideas or topics suggested in discussion can be listed on the board, reorganized, deleted, added to, and put in final form.
Disadvantages of Blackboard
• The chalkboard carries with it a “temporariness.” Material put on the board cannot be saved or made permanent.
• Chalkboards are often fixed in such a way that they are not always at a comfortable height for all potential users
• With age, use of certain types of chalk, and/or improper cleaning practices, boards can become cloudy as they retain chalk dust.
• Motion cannot easily be shown.
• The user’s handwriting or spelling deficiencies are most obvious when using the chalkboard.

Photographs can be very effective

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