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. Charts, tables & diagrams Delivery Shapes & text boxes draw as you present flip chart Normal view You write or draw as you talk.

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. First, I just have to say that this thing seems like magic! Whatever you draw on the interactive notepad shows up on the screen.

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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).

Public Speaking : DUELING FLIP CHARTS

Great Public Speaking

Here is a very interesting way to use flip charts. You can have an audience member volunteer at each flip chart helping your record input from other audience members. You are not limited to doing this with flip charts. You could even have flip charts placed all around the room so they are ready when you break up into smaller groups. Put one on both sides of the stage and pop back and forth between them.

Presentation Skills: Flip Chart Color

Great Public Speaking

=> Black, blue and green inks have the greatest visibility. => Blue is the most pleasing color to look at with red coming in second (note: pleasing to look at and visibility are not the same) => Do not do the whole chart in red ink. => Avoid purple, brown, pink and yellow inks. => Permanent markers give the most vivid color but dry out faster if you leave the cap off.

Yes, you can present without PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

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.&#

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. Then he started writing on a flip chart and his content went out the window. And below, a video with additional flip chart tips.

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. I wanted to give something away in a drawing that would be useful to those who stopped by, and specifically useful to speakers.

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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. Or if you''re in the market for a reusable flip chart, try this table top dry erase easel pad. I don''t use a clip, however, because I want to be able to flip pages quickly.

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. 

Simon Morton speaks at the Outstanding Presentations Workshop

PowerPoint Tips

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. His topic was “Blended Presenting –Using a Presentation Toolkit to Ensure Greater Audience Engagement.”

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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. Or if you''re in the market for a reusable flip chart, try this table top dry erase easel pad. I don''t use a clip, however, because I want to be able to flip pages quickly.

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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.

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.

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. We talk a lot about organizing our content, main points, opening and closing, but we rarely talk about how to get from one segment to the next. How do you handle the spaces in between your points, stories, examples, and exercises?

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When Things Go Wrong: Ten Presentation Lessons from Apollo 13

Manner of Speaking

” – 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. You’ve prepared, you know your material and you’ve arrived at the venue early to get set up. You check the room and everything looks fine. The stage is ready, the sound system works and the lighting is perfect.

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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. I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup.

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7 Key Ways to Gesture Effectively

Pivotal Public Speaking

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.

Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

If attendees reveal expectations in the form of issues or questions that you are not equipped to deal with [because of lack of knowledge, information or time], "park" them [on a flip chart or piece of paper, ideally where all can see] and let attendees know that you will either follow up with more information or refer the issue to the appropriate person(s). As a speaker, you will always deal with audience expectations.

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. Let's say you're stuck with a canned slide show. Let's say you have no control over your slides. They're sent to you by the marketing department, they're riddled with bullets, and that's what you have to work with.

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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. Wailing like a banshee Listening to this speaker gives me the heebie-jeebies. Her voice is screechy and quaky and she bursts into high-pitched nervous laughter every few minutes. Maybe it''s anxiety; maybe it''s just her voice.

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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.

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. You arrive at your venue, get set up, and are ready to go on time, but the meeting starts ten minutes late. Then there is business up front, and the discussion goes on longer than planned.

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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." They're bored before I even start." They don't even want to be there."

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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

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. When you are speaking at an event that is NOT in a hotel setting, you must pay particular attention to making sure you have everything you need to make a smooth event.

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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. I've experienced two odd conference room configurations in the last month, and I thought I would share them with you. When I'm booked for a training, I send the organizer a diagram with my preferred room setup.

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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!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails? If not, you are too dependent on PowerPoint !

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What’s in your speakers bag?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Flip video camera for recording testimonials. Very large nib marker pen (to ensure flip charts are readable to larger audiences). Professional speakers often have a speakers bag that contains all the necessary kit to ensure that their presentations go well. Recently, at the the London Chapter of the PSA (Professional Speaking Association), Roger Harrop shared the contents of his bag.

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Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

Videotape yourself (and -- why not? -- your audience) with this tiny Flip Mino camcorder. Or if you're in the market for a reusable flip chart, try this table top dry erase easel pad (I've never tried this one but I love the idea!). I've updated my annual shopping list again this year to help you find the best gifts for your favorite speaker -- who might just be you! Updates are marked with two asterisks (**) for readers who want to jump right to the new stuff.

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. Let's say you're stuck with a canned slide show. Let's say you have no control over your slides. They're sent to you by the marketing department, they're riddled with bullets, and that's what you have to work with.

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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. You arrive at your venue, get set up, and are ready to go on time, but the meeting starts ten minutes late. Then there is business up front, and the discussion goes on longer than planned.

2011 132

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." They're bored before I even start." They don't even want to be there."

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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. Here are some tips for you on practicing your presentation, based on the effort I witnessed on the field. Practice right What's the point of practicing if you're practicing the same mistakes over and over?

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. I like to use flip charts with or without PowerPoint; flip charts used to sketch out an idea, get input from the audience or provide a group activity keep a presentation lively.

Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

Five or six lines on a slide, flip chart page or transparency is adequate, and they will create far more impact that a mass of written material. This can apply to objects you want to display, the remote control for projecting equipment, the pens for flip charts or overhead projectors or a whiteboard, or to slides or overhead transparencies. Turn the pages of a flip chart from the bottom corner. Quiet achievers. Unobtrusive. Professional.

Bring In Some Quiet Achievers To Ensure Your Presentation Is A Success

Pivotal Public Speaking

Five or six lines on a slide, flip chart page or transparency is adequate, and they will create far more impact that a mass of written material. This can apply to objects you want to display, the remote control for projecting equipment, the pens for flip charts or overhead projectors or a whiteboard, or to slides or overhead transparencies. Turn the pages of a flip chart from the bottom corner. Quiet achievers. Unobtrusive. Professional.

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!" This is what it's like when you come to rely too heavily on PowerPoint. Can you still give your presentation if your technology fails? If not, you are too dependent on PowerPoint !

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Public Speaking: Non Hotel Events

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. When you are speaking at an event that is NOT in a hotel setting, you must pay particular attention to making sure you have everything you need to make a smooth event.

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Holiday shopping for the speakers on your list

Speak Schmeak

Once again, Andrew Dlugan at Six Minutes has posted an excellent list of gifts for speakers. And once again, I will follow suit with my own list. You should find excellent gifts in all price ranges on both our lists, whether for the seasoned pro or for the busy speaker-around-the-office. (My My favorite previously mentioned countdown timer has been discontinued. I'll be on the lookout for a suitable replacement and report back!)

Public Speaking: BALANCE YOUR MOUTH AND YOUR VISUALS

Great Public Speaking

Sometimes I use dueling flip charts. Here's a variety of positions that will keep them interested: => Two or more flip charts at the front of the room => Many spread around the room => One or more at the front and the others at the back of the room, or => Several at the back of the room. I got a nice compliment from the self publishing guru Dan Poynter who attended one of my Internet Marketing seminars.

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? Have you ever asked a question and gotten no response at all? Audience involvement is a critical part of any presentation.

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