Use PowerPoint like a flip chart–draw as you speak

PowerPoint Tips

A flip chart can be a great way to present. This technique is especially helpful when you draw. Just like a flip chart diagram can be a little messy, so can your slide. Get my free video training, "13 techniques that will make designing your slides EASY."

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.

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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.

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.

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Top ten torments to terrify your audience

Speak Schmeak

literally A dry flip chart marker truly makes my skin crawl. Fun Stuff Pet Peeves Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Quick Fixes On this oh-so-scaaaarrrry day, I''d like to share some appalling awfulness that makes me cringe in horror.

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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.

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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."

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Six Ways To Manage Audience Expectations

Professionally Speaking...

Adopt a technique from the training world.the parking lot. What are some of the techniques you have found to be successful in managing audience expectations? Tags: Presentation Tips and Techniques The Audience audience expectations business presentations

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.

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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.

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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."

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Practice like you mean it

Speak Schmeak

The coach would stop them to point out body position, angles, footwork or passing techniques. Practice using your props and flip charts. Tags: Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Athletes

Are you too dependent on your co-presenter?

Speak Schmeak

Write on a flip chart. Technology Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Taking Risks PowerPointImagine 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.

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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! Tags: Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  His answer is also simple – great leaders and companies answer the question of motivation, or purpose, first, communicating inspiration, not technique.    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. 

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. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies PowerPoint

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

And if he could only talk and write on a flip chart, I’m sure he’d be a great public speaker. Tags: Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun Stuff Still out of town! Enjoy this post about what a dog can teach you about public speaking!

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Annoying PowerPoint survey

Speak Schmeak

Then, you spend so much time preparing the data and charts for the slideshow, you don't have time to practice the presentation, so you end up reading it off the screen. Make a commitment to learning the principles of effective visuals, whether they're flip charts or computer-generated.

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Making a bad space better

Speak Schmeak

Left with a strained voice, but I did my best to interact with my booth visitors through both my flip chart and my Flip video camera! Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Speaking EngagementsDownload audio here.

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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! Engaging the Audience Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies

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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.

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Reading your audience

Speak Schmeak

Ask a question and have them discuss with their neighbor, or have them break into groups with a piece of flip chart paper and ask them to make a list or solve a problem. Tags: Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety

Public Speaking Tips from my Dog Balou -- Guest post by Joey Asher

Speak Schmeak

And if he could only talk and write on a flip chart, I’m sure he’d be a great public speaker. Speakers Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Fun StuffStill out of town! Enjoy this post about what a dog can teach you about public speaking!

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Six ways to improve the training environment

Speak Schmeak

I learned this the hard way in my first day on the job as training coordinator, when my supervisor decided I didn't need a desk or office, gave me an org chart to memorize, then went on vacation for two weeks.

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What if your worst public speaking fear comes true?

Speak Schmeak

Have a backup laptop, a backup disk of your presentation, a flip chart, or be prepared to present without technology (this is how we all did it back in the day). Tags: Quick Fixes Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies Public Speaking Anxiety

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Can you be prepared and still be spontaneous?

Speak Schmeak

I look for the best places to ask questions, to record audience reactions on my flip chart, to break into pairs or groups, and to add any games or fun activities.

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. Don't go too long without making a significant change in delivery technique. This technique works for keynote length presentations all the way up to multiday workshops.

Public Speaking : ATTENTION GAINING DEVICES

Great Public Speaking

You could increase your voice inflection, show a visual, hold up a prop, move around the room, tell a story, throw out a one liner, write on a flip chart, show a picture of your kids if you want to. The audience won't know you are using a technique on them, but at the end they will say. Attention spans are short. Here is the "Wake em Up" way to keept the audience with you.

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Public Speaking: Juxtaposition, Oxymorons and Pleonasms

Great Public Speaking

A public speaking technique I have used in the past is juxtaposition, which is placing two ideas or items side by side, usually to compare or contrast the ideas. Place a large copy of your company name or logo on a slide or flip chart page.

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.

15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart before you build the PowerPoint presentation. My associate Tom Drews, who is very experienced at hosting webinars recommended this technique to Jim Prost and me, and just in time, too. Whenever you open your mouth, whether you're 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?

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Observational Humor — Case Study #81

Humor Power

Dawn shared the technique of creating humor in your stories by using character dialogue. To open the program, the audience provided the overview (pointing at the flip chart). I was also using the humor technique of EXTRAPOLATION to arrive at a punchline: This is what opened the program. I attended an excellent humor workshop presented by Dawn Elizabeth. She was fine-tuning her workshop which was to be presented at the upcoming District 33 Conference.

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eLearn: Best Practices

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Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart before you build the PowerPoint presentation. My associate Tom Drews, who is very experienced at hosting webinars recommended this technique to Jim Prost and me, and just in time, too. 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.

Add Value for Your Association Members and Gain Loyalty

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

PLAN YOUR STRUCTURE Outline your presentation on paper or a flip chart and then build the PowerPoint®. He recommended this technique to Jim Prost and me when we were presenting through Webinar for the American Payroll Association. Add Value for Your Association Members and Gain Loyalty By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE It is no secret Associations have to add value for their membership and increase their own revenue.

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