Ten ways to transition to your next idea

Speak Schmeak

Show a slide or give a handout that gets the audience thinking about your next segment. Ask a question that previews the next segment and write the answers on a flip chart.

2008 130

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. If there's a handout I want to discuss, instead I give the handout and instructions to use it later.

2011 202

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Bring props and handouts. 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.

2010 193

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. If there's a handout I want to discuss, instead I give the handout and instructions to use it later.

2011 158

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Bring props and handouts. 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.

2010 141

A Public Speaker’s Checklist

Manner of Speaking

Coloured markers for a flip chart. Handouts related to the presentation. 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.

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. Otherwise, put data into separate handouts.

Prepared vs. over-prepared

Speak Schmeak

You've got a plan B for possible mishaps with your computer, props, handouts, flip chart, etc. Your PowerPoint is dense with thick paragraphs, tiny text, bullets, charts, and graphs to make sure you haven't left anything out 6.

2007 130

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.

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. If you aren't using surprise visuals, you could reproduce them in the handout material just in case all your equipment malfunctions. 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.

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

Flip charts and handouts back from the print shop. Huge thanks to John Zimmer for his creativity and brilliance in revising this classic for us speakers. View it on his site for the accompanying images.

2009 130

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

Flip charts and handouts back from the print shop. Huge thanks to John Zimmer for his creativity and brilliance in revising this classic for us speakers. View it on his site for the accompanying images.

2009 130

PowerPoint in the Pentagon

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you need a lot of text as reference material after the meeting, create a separate handout in Word or use the hidden slide technique to create a PowerPoint file that contains all the text but doesn’t have you presenting a “wall of text”. I think many organizations could cut down on the length of meeting minutes or flip charts if they adopted this technique.

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

Speak and Deliver

Do you distract your audience with handouts? 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.

2011 71

How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

Executive Speech Coach

Its a comfort knowing that the lights, the microphone, the flip charts, etc. Handouts: Develop a page detailing your key points. Make sure that the handout includes your name, address and telephone number. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

2010 43