Diagrams : A diagram can show a process, hierarchy, or other relationships. You can use AutoShapes and arrows, the flowchart shapes with connectors (in the Lines category in PowerPoint 2007; otherwise in the Connectors category), or the SmartArt feature of 2007. Charts/Graphs : Charts (also known as graphs) visually display data, especially data showing a trend. Use only the data that supports your point, not all the data in the Excel spreadsheet where you got the data. If the data is too complex, it won';t be comprehensible on a slide. What to do? Print it out and give it to the audience as a handout.
Here are the types of evidence you can use: Images ; A photo is often a great way to show a point. You can use a photo in three ways: * Literally: If you';re talking about a piece of equipment, show a photo of it rather than describe its specifications in bulleted text. You can use callouts that point to the various features and label them. * Metaphorically: Sometimes a point you';re making is a concept, rather than a fact. For example, you may be talking about tough times ahead, so you could show a photo of a rocky road or a steep staircase. * Schematically: If you';re talking about a process, you can show it with a diagram or add arrows to point out parts of a photo.