Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak

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A flip chart can be a great way to present. Just like a flip chart diagram can be a little messy, so can your slide. The post Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

Presentation tip: beware of flip charts on wheels

Max Atkinson

In previous posts (and books), I've written favourably about writing on blackboards and flip charts (e.g. But on Saturday, in the middle of a lecture to 200+ people, I suddenly realised that there was a rather important point that I'd failed to mention, namely: if the flip chart has wheels, make sure you LOCK THEM before trying to write anything on it. HERE + links).

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Yes, you can present without PowerPoint

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He uses a flip chart and draws on it as he talks. Tags: Delivery Resource flip chart PowerPoint TED Here’s an excellent example of a talk without PowerPoint, from the TED.com series. This is Simon Sinek speaking on “How great leaders inspire action.&#

Magic flip chart

Speak Schmeak

I was given the opportunity recently to test out a new product called Papershow by Canson, a new way to digitize meeting notes that would normally be written on a flip chart or white board. It's more portable than a flip chart and more versatile.

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DIY speaker gift: Speaker Survival Kit!

Speak Schmeak

For example, I could also have included a nice refillable water bottle, some flip chart markers, or a fun noisemaker to get the audience''s attention back after an activity. Last March, I had a booth at a local women''s business festival.

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My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

Technology I''ve been using the Flip cam forever, and while it''s no longer being manufactured, mine still works great! Visuals Make your flip chart notes portable when you carry a lightweight table top easel pad. You can also hang it from a traditional flip chart easel.

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Holiday gift list for speakers!

Speak Schmeak

Mine is the Flip cam, and as you know, it''s no longer being manufactured. Visuals Make your flip chart notes portable when you carry a lightweight table top easel pad. You can also hang it from a traditional flip chart easel.

Simon Morton speaks at the Outstanding Presentations Workshop

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Two of the non-PowerPoint options Simon mentioned were doing a demo and writing on a flip chart. Simon Morton founded Eyeful Presentations , which offers presentation consultancy and design services for businesses of all sizes from offices in the UK, US and Holland.

7 Key Ways to Gesture Effectively

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For example, you’re standing on the left-hand side of the stage (the audience’s left) and you need to use the flip chart to illustrate a. point, but the flip chart is on the far right-hand side of the stage (the audience’s right). “Let’s take a look at it on the flip chart.&#. As you start this statement begin walking toward the flip chart (the approach). chart.

Here's how to do it: a great speech with no PowerPoint

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  He uses a flip chart.      The effect of a flip chart is that we feel like we’re getting to hear something for the first time – as if Simon were making it up on the spot.    PowerPoint looks canned; a flip chart talk looks customized.  I’ve been blogging recently about the abuse and misuse of PowerPoint and other slide software. 

Your time's been cut -- what do you do?

Speak Schmeak

If I have a question I want the audience to discuss, and I'm planning to write answers on the flip chart, I skip the flip chart and just have a general discussion. Here's an example of a typical speaking situation: You prepare an hour-long presentation.

Be the one with the surprises

Speak Schmeak

During one of those "dreaded" compliance presentations, she could have her team discuss how these issues affect them, personally, and track responses on a flip chart (and candy would make a nice reward). I've heard this from several of my clients: "My information isn't interesting."

Top ten torments to terrify your audience

Speak Schmeak

literally A dry flip chart marker truly makes my skin crawl. On this oh-so-scaaaarrrry day, I''d like to share some appalling awfulness that makes me cringe in horror. Here are ten gruesome gaffes that have sent chills up my spine.

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Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Use your own notes and your flip chart to write down any audience contributions. She takes answers from the audience, writing them down on a flip chart so she can remember which ones they've mentioned and come back to them later if necessary.

Good Penmanship for Public Speakers

Manner of Speaking

Thus, if you are using a white board or a flip chart, by all means, hold the marker, especially if you alternate between writing and speaking; for example, if you are sketching out a multi-stage process schematic. The pen is mightier than the sword; but when it comes to public speaking, an empty hand is mightier than the pen. Sometimes, a speaker will take the stage holding a pen and deliver the entire speech or presentation without ever writing a single word.

When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

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” – 0:50) Can you do the presentation using a whiteboard, blackboard, flip chart, notes, props, interactive exercises or some combination of these and other things? The day of the big presentation has arrived.

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A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

Coloured markers for a flip chart. As public speakers, we should be focused on our audience and the material. The last thing we want is to be distracted because we’ve overlooked a logistical detail. Set out below is checklist of 50 things that public speakers need to remember before speaking. A few things to note about the list: It is restricted to matters of a logistical nature. A separate list would be needed for things to remember about the speech or presentation itself.

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Can the audience read your scribble?

Speak Schmeak

You may have great content, smooth delivery, great audience connection, a sharp outfit, well-groomed eyebrows and a well-rounded sense of humor, but if you're going to write on a flip chart, white board or overhead, your handwriting better damn well be legible.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

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As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they're always the lens through which the audience hears, interprets and values your message. Expectations typically are based either on past experiences."I've

Hi, my name is Lisa. I'm a paranoid preparer.

Speak Schmeak

This has come in handy; several times I've needed batteries for my remote, masking tape to hold flip charts together, and other various and sundry odds and ends.

Slick doesn’t sell but sincerity does

SpeakerSue Says...

I actually walked in with a hand lettered flip chart (yes, it was back in the day, but still). I remember when I first started speaking and was asked to make a presentation to a group of vice presidents to explain my training proposal to them. At the time, I was too unsophisticated to even know how many errors I committed: not only was I dressed too casually (no stockings and open-toed shoes!),

Five ways to avoid reading from your slides

Speak Schmeak

Use your own notes and your flip chart to write down any audience contributions. She takes answers from the audience, writing them down on a flip chart so she can remember which ones they've mentioned and come back to them later if necessary.

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

Three tips for directing your audience's response

Speak Schmeak

And then pause and stand ready with your flip chart and markers to write down the answers! Have you ever asked your audience a question, only to be bombarded with personal stories and responses that shifted the direction of where you wanted to go?

10 Things to Do Instead of Power Point

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  Use a flip chart.    Hand out a dozen flip cams and get them in groups.  The bad news:  there are thousands of presentations every day, everywhere around the world.    Most of them use Power Point, badly, as speaker notes, with more words or numbers on each slide than anyone can read.    The results are predictably boring – no, excruciating  -- for their hapless audiences. 

Ten ways to transition to your next idea

Speak Schmeak

Ask a question that previews the next segment and write the answers on a flip chart. Ask a question that gets the audience to respond to or summarize their learning from the last segment and write the answers on a flip chart.

7 Nervous gestures and how to tame them

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If you have to write on a flip chart, consciously practice putting the pen down when you have finished writing. It’s natural to be a little nervous when you start speaking but your nervous gestures can give the game away to your audience. Here are the most common and most distracting ones along with preventative tips on how to reduce or eliminate them. 1 ) The soft shoe shuffler. Dancing, rocking and pacing as you speak can all be very distracting for your audience.

Public Speaking - Projector Set Up

Great Public Speaking

You may as well write on the flip chart, (since you can't get the overhead turned on) I haven't prepared for this presentation. When using projected visuals, or any visuals, it is important to incorporate them into your presentation from the beginning. You will want to plan your visuals to enhance your presentation. You don't want them to compete with you for attention. Decide early what percentage of your presentation will be based on visuals.

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

and a flip chart either between me and the screen, or behind me. The flip chart was in the opposite corner from me, and I would write on it, then pull the pages off and stick them to the wall behind me.

Don't forget to check your room

Speak Schmeak

and a flip chart either between me and the screen, or behind me. The flip chart was in the opposite corner from me, and I would write on it, then pull the pages off and stick them to the wall behind me.

Public Speaking : Take a Peek

Great Public Speaking

Another good trick is to lightly pencil in notes to yourself on the edge of flip chart pages. The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flip chart I usually have notes hidden around the stage, but the audience never knows that I'm looking at them. I look at my notes that are lying flat on my table when 1. The audience is laughing 2. When I'm pushing buttons on my laptop 3.

eLearn: Best Practices

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Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart before you build the PowerPoint presentation. 15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. How do you do that best when you are communicating through a webinar? Whats different when the lecture is in the virtual world?

Presentations in Non-Hotel Venues

Great Public Speaking

Here's a brief checklist of things that may not be available if you aren't in a hotel: *Projection Screen *Flip Chart *Extension cords *Power strips *Ice *Refreshments, coffee, juice, water, etc.

4 Types of Audience Tension or A Review from an Evening with Ed Tate

Speak and Deliver

Ed used a flip chart to track ideas on, and had some Champions Edge cards passed out, but neither played a large part in the presentation. Last night, I attended a 90 minute training session by the 2000 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, and CSP, Ed Tate.

Public Speaking : ENTRANCE VISUALS

Great Public Speaking

It could be an interesting picture or funny quotation on the overhead or PowerPoint screen or a nicely done color flip chart page. Some type of visual in the room as the participants enter is a good way to signal them that your presentation will be different. You could have helium balloons or colorful airbags lining the walkway into the seating area of your presentation. Use anything that makes the participants take notice. It will build their anticipation of your presentation

Practice like you mean it

Speak Schmeak

Practice using your props and flip charts. While I was working out at the track the other day, football practice was in session on the field. I had the perfect vantage point to watch these young men run drill after drill, over and over, with constant adjustments from the coaches.

Is PowerPoint the new black?

Speak Schmeak

Show data on your slides only if the charts or graphs are simple, clean, and data points large enough to be seen in the back of the room.

Be the one with the surprises

Speak Schmeak

During one of those "dreaded" compliance presentations, she could have her team discuss how these issues affect them, personally, and track responses on a flip chart (and candy would make a nice reward). I've heard this from several of my clients: "My information isn't interesting."

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Write on a flip chart. Imagine you have a presentation you've been working on with a partner. Then the day comes to give your presentation, and your partner is sick, so you have to deliver alone. You panic and think, "I only know MY part of the presentation!"