Using Visuals to Express Your Ideas
I’m researching the best presentation format for helping audiences of social change agents understand and act on a variety of social work research reports. Today George Siemens at his elearnspace blog wrote about improving his use of visuals to express ideas. When I do workshops I need good visuals that support a solid communication strategy. Like George, I’m working at improving my ability to design effective visuals.
I’ve scrolled through the resources George listed in his post and I was blown away by the excellent tools in each of his links. His list is a portal for every kind of visualization tool you could ever imagine. For my purposes, I discovered that I need to do more strategic thinking about the overall purpose of the presentation before I even open up a slide. The best advice and resource I found came from the Extreme Presentation blog where I learned about the 10 Steps to Extreme Presentation Method. It’s a very powerful tool that I can apply to many of my projects. Below is a master list of visual tools that George collected via his Twitter contacts.