They Aid in the Retention of Information
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Training and Education, people have a difficult time in retaining information three to five days after a meeting, conference or event. But this rentention increases by as much as six times when the information is presented online. It is the combination of sight and sound with the oral presentation that promotes and reinforces this retention.
Using Visual Aids Saves Time
The use of audio visual tools can also save you time, especially when the topics and information are lengthy. The use of projectors to present graphs, diagrams, photograpsh, videos and animation help you explain information more accurately and concisely. Audiovisual equipment can include white boards, projectors, flip charts and more.
Types of Business Audio Visual Tools
There are actually a number of different audio visual tools for businesses, and the type you use will depend on your business needs. However, most companies use tools such as projectors, interactive whiteboards, mp3 or mp4 players, and projection tools that connect to the television.
Engagement is Important
Like a teacher, as a presenter you are transmitting important information, specs, ideas and you need to use multiple mediums during any presentation to make it more interesting, to make participants sit up and listen to what you have to say. You want your listeners to interact and become a part of the session. When people are engaged they retain and understand more. However games, learning activities, visual and audio information can’t be presented, unless your company has the right audio/visual tools. It’s these that allow a presenter to get a little creative with his/her ideas.