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Why to use visual aids with presentations


There are three primary learning modalities every person uses

Learning modalities are the ways in which we physically take in, process and remember information.

Learning modalities include:
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Kinesthetic
Visual Learners made up 65% of adults

Visual learners need to read, see, watch and observe information – their eyes are the key to learning.

Visual learners prefer pictures, graphs, charts, and diagrams to make sense of information. Visual learners prefer to read the text themselves, rather than have it read out loud to them. Visual learners spend time reading information, examining pictures, illustrating ideas and taking notes. And visual learners benefit from assignment notebooks, to-do lists and calendars.

Presenters that understand this know that presenting information using visual aids such as overheads, PowerPoint presentations, or printed handouts have more impact on their audience.

Posted by Jean M. Rowan on 23rd September, 2012 | Comments | Trackbacks
Tags: Learning Modalities, Communication Skills Training, Visual Learners, Effective Presentation Skills

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