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2. Preparing perfect visuals

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Why you need good visuals
  • Choosing the best visuals
  • Getting the most from PowerPoint
  • Making the most of whiteboards and flipcharts
  • Tips for preparing perfect visuals

‘My subject is so interesting, I don’t need fancy gimmicks like all singing, all dancing PowerPoint presentations.’

Gordon Farquhar – former professional speaker

This is a dangerous assumption. Even professional stand-up artists often make use of visual aids.

Why you need good visuals

It’s true – a picture can paint a thousand words. Visuals can be an immensely powerful way of illustrating a point or ramming home a key message. The best presentations are often those that combine a crisp, clear message with punchy visuals. ...

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