Visit this site for a library of University of California videotapes on nonverbal communication produced by Dane Archer of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Read “Six Ways to Improve Your Nonverbal Communications” by Vicki Ritts, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and James R. Stein, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Read “Listen With Your Eyes: Tips for Understanding Nonverbal Communication,” an article by Susan Heathfield.

Presentation Magazine offers a wealth of ideas, tips, and templates for designing effective visual aids.

The National Center for Education Statistics offers an easy-to-use “Create a Graph” tutorial including bar, line, area, pie, and other types of graphs. The site is made for kids, but it’s worthwhile for adults too.

Read “The Seven Sins of Visual Presentations” from Presentation Magazine.

Yale emeritus professor Edward Tufte is one of the top authorities on the visual presentation of data. Learn about his books on data presentation and a one-day course he teaches.

Greg Conley has produced an excellent discussion of color, contrast, and tips for the use of color on his Web site and has gracefully allowed it to be included here for your benefit. Check out his site for more in-depth information and consider taking an art course to further develop your awareness of color.

Visit “Presenting Effective Presentations with Visual Aids” from the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA Office of Training and Education.

The American Psychological Association provides guidelines for making presentations accessible for persons with disabilities.

Read “Using Visual Aids and Props for Giving More Powerful Presentations” by Larry M. Lynch.

Is “how you say it” really more important than what you say? Read an article by communications expert Dana Bristol-Smith that debunks a popular myth.


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