How To Improve Oral Presentation With Visual Aids?

What will you learn?

  1. How to make a great oral presentation at conferences or events
  2. How to use different types of visual aids or tools to make impact
  3. Secret tips on designing an impactful PowerPoint presentation
  4. The different ways you can capture the audience’s attention


Course Description

When you present before an audience it requires you to hold their attention, and keep them engaged with what you are saying. But not everyone is a born orator. In fact, most researchers confess to being uncomfortable speaking in front of other people. An expert tip is to use different visual aids to enhance your presentations, explain your findings simply, grab your audience’s attention, and make an impact with your presentation.

This course reveals some easy-to-follow strategies and practical tips to help you add visual aids to your oral presentation to captivate your audience. It introduces you to the different types of visuals, and shares various tools and aids you can use to enhance your presentation. You will also learn how to use additional elements, such as animation or imagery, to make a lasting impression. By the end of the course, you will understand which areas need attention, both before and during your talk, and will be able to create and deliver a stellar presentation.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of this course
  3. Overhead projector slides/transparencies
  4. About LCD projectors
  5. White board and black board
  6. Printed paper hand-outs
  7. How flip charts work
  8. Using videos appropriately
  9. Adding artefacts or props
  10. Tips to create PowerPoints
  11. Pictures in PowerPoints
  12. Animations in PowerPoints
  13. Summary and conclusion
  14. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer

Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.


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R Upskill

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