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The Ten Commandments of Visual Aids

The Ten Commandments of Visual Aids:

I. Thou shalt not create a wall of text.

II. Thou shalt not crowd a slide with bullets.

III. Thou shalt not use media which is of poor resolution.

IV. Thou shalt not use a film clip or audio file unless thou hast checked and rechecked that it shall work and even then have a backup plan.

V. Thou shalt not throw in comical non sequiturs for the sake of a laugh.

VI. Thou shalt not forget to practice.

VII. Thou shalt not forget to choose a layout which is easily accessed and visually pleasing.

VII. Thou shalt not forget to look at the visual aid in both light and dark rooms to check for contrast.

VIII. Thou shalt not read directly from the visual aid.

VIII. Thou shalt not place words over images, nor images over pictures.

IX. Thou shalt not forget to proofread everything.

X. Thou shalt be the presentation.


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May 15, 2014 · 9:01 pm