Discover three great reasons to use a prop in your next speech or presentation. Public speaking coach Laura Bergells shares three important tips to keep in mind as you work with your props.
- How can you effectively use a prop…or visual aid in your presentation?…In general, there are three great reasons…why you might wanna use a prop.…The number one reason is demonstration.…For most demos, showing is far more effective than telling.…If I am going to show you how to use a microphone…or any other object, it makes sense for me…to actually show you the object that I'm demonstrating.…If I don't have the object handy,…I might also use a stand-in prop.…Stand-in props include models, photos,…or videos of the object you're demonstrating.…
The second reason you might wanna use a prop is…to provide a concrete metaphor for an abstract concept.…If you want to talk about market share at your company,…you might want to show your audience a pie chart.…Props like graphs, charts, and photos,…they can help an audience visualize abstract…and numerical concepts.…The third reason you might wanna use a prop is…for dramatic effect.…Use a prop when you want to provoke an emotional response.…It's one thing to simply tell an audience…
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