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Audiovisual Checklist

Here is a list of questions that you can use before every presentation to make sure that your visual aids are relevant, effective, and help make your message clear.

 

YES

No

  1. Do my visual aids enhance my presentation?

  
  1. Can I concisely explain the purpose of each visual?

  
  1. Are my visuals clear, simple, and bold?

  
  1. Are they visible to each member of the audience?

  
  1. Are they numbered?

  
  1. Are they in order?

  
  1. Have I accounted for additional needs (for example, felt markets or flip charts)?

  
  1. Do I have an alternate plan?

  
  1. Am I comfortable enough to talk to the audience and not the visual?

  
  1. Do I have a way to orient the audience and to lead it clearly through each point of the visual aids?

  
  1. Am I prepared to explain each step in my own colorful words rather than to read verbatim from the visual aid?

  
  1. If I am using slides and darkening the room, have I given extra practice to my vocal variety?

  
  1. If I am using handouts, have I counted them and prepared the logistics of distribution?

  
  1. Have I noted on my confidence cards when to turn on and turn off each visual aid?

  
  1. Have I carefully timed the distribution of any objects or models to avoid losing the audience's attention?

  
  1. Have I accounted for Murphy's law?

  
  1. Have I accounted for O'Toole's law ("Murphy was an optimist")?

  

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