Characteristics of Effective Training Visuals
Part of the Training For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Visuals are an effective training tool, but only when they enhance - not detract - from your training delivery. Use visuals in your training presentation according to these rules:
Visible: Words on visuals are large enough, and you don't block the view.
Interesting: Oriented to the learner, visuals make use of pictures, graphs, color, and bullets.
Simple: Information is concise, and key concepts are highlighted.
Useful: Visuals help the trainer and the learner stay on track.
Accurate: Information on the visuals matches the participants' materials.
Long-lasting: Visuals facilitate retention and help the learner transfer and apply concepts.