1. Visuals must be:
* well prepared
2. Use media which suit the room and the audience size.
-OHP, OHT, Slide Projector, Video/computer graphics/Flip chart/marker board
3. On using visual aids
-Combination of overhead and flip chart with markers often good.
-First visual should give the title of talk.
-Second should show structure of talk-main headings
-Keep text to minimum-never just read from visuals-guide is one per minute
-Use pauses-give audience time to comprehend picture.
-Never show a visual until you want to talk about it.
-Remove visual once finished talking about it
-Turn off equipment not in use
4. On using color
-For slides, writing on blue/green is good.
-Use different colors if color improves clarity of message
-Use appropriate color combinations: yellow and pink are weak colorss on white backgrouds
5. On use of room and machinery
-Check equipment in advance.
-Check organization of room, equipment, seating, microphones, etc.
-Use pointer on the screen (not on your hand).
-Have a good supply of markers.
-Check order of your slides/ overhead transparencies, etc.
6. You in relation to your audience
-Decide appropriate level of formality, dress accordingly.
-Keep eye contact at least 80% of the time.
-Use available space.
-Move around, unless restricted by a podium.