There are many types of visual aids you can use in your oral presentation. Work through the next few sections to familiarise yourself with the types of visual aids and some tips on their usage.
If your visual aid requires technology then check the room facilities before your presentation (Do you need a laptop? Is there internet connection? Where are the computer connections? How do they work? Etc.)
Does the data projector work? How does it turn on and off? How does it connect to your computer or laptop?
Is there a whiteboard? Will you need whiteboard markers and erasers?
Remember to still speak to your audience and not the screen or visual aid you are using. If possible get a team member or someone to help with the technology so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Prezi is an alternative to PowerPoint. Prezi is a great visual aid software that enables you to create animated presentations. You can find official Prezi tutorials of varying length by following the links below.