One Valuable Asset When Delivering a Presentation or Speech
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Do you restrict your presentations to PowerPoint or Keynote type slides?
You still have one humble friend that is a valuable asset when delivering any presentation or speech.
The flip chart.
The flip chart has become neglected in favour of whizzy slideshows in recent years. Yet it has many advantages that are being overlooked by presenters.
I’m not suggesting you drop the PowerPoint slides in favour of the flip chart as both have their place in any presentation. Let’s look at why the flip chart should be taken out of the store cupboard and given a dusting off.
Writing on the flip chart is a more interactive process than simple showing slides, allowing for your audience to have some input. Audience members seem to become more involved as you write down points and comments, as it makes them feel part of your session.
This is a key part of any presentation.
With PowerPoint, you’ll naturally change slides when moving onto the next point in your presentation. A flip chart page can stay displayed as you move on to be easily referenced as required. I would suggest changing the page to a clean sheet as a page of notes are likely to become a source of distraction to the audience if they’re not required.
In training sessions, the individual sheets can be removed and stuck to walls giving the audience ownership of the room as they see their comments, thoughts and ideas on display to everyone.
When writing on the flip chart, use large clear letters in a dark colour to help ensure everyone in the room will be able to read them. Coloured markers can then be used to highlight a keyword or phrase.Delivering-a-Presentation-or-Speech-Post-image
If you’re receiving a lot of comments from the audience that you’d like to record on the flip chart, ask a member of the audience to help you out by acting as a scribe. They’ll enjoy being involved in your presentation.
The flip chart may have had its heyday, but it’s far from joining the overhead projector on the list of items that are obsolete and no longer used for presentations.
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