Public Speaking: Improvise Your Flipchart

Great Public Speaking

It was two minutes until start time and I realized there was no flipchart in the room. I saw a flipchart in use by the AirForce folks who were in the next room. I borrowed one piece of flipchart paper and went back into my room. I asked for three volunteers to BE my flipchart.

Flipcharts coming back? I’m not sure about that

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

An article in the newspaper this week referenced a communications consultant saying that flipcharts are making a comeback due to the backlash against PowerPoint. The article then gave some tips on using flipcharts. And what I found was that almost every tip was really a tip on presenting when using any visual, flipcharts or PowerPoint. Here are some downsides of using flipcharts: 1. Flipcharts have to be transcribed before being sent, a long, time-consuming process.

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How to use the Magic of Live to be a Compelling Speaker

Speaking about Presenting

The flipchart is a magic tool for creation. Use a flipchart or other live drawing tool to create images in front of your audience instead of prepared PowerPoint slides and feel the energy lift in the room. Photo credit: AndiH. Live performances are magic.

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7 ways to keep audience attention during your presentation

Speaking about Presenting

Change the visual medium eg: from slides to flipchart and back again. Change the physical state of the audience eg: from sitting around a table to standing around a flipchart.

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The two types of presenter: which are you?

Speaking about Presenting

They tend to use a whiteboard or flipchart rather than PowerPoint – that will give them greater flexibility on the day. This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer.

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Why most attempts at audience participation fail and what to do about it

Speaking about Presenting

you could also have this question on a PowerPoint slide or flipchart]. Then get them to stand up and stick the post-it on a wall, flipchart or whiteboard.

Public Speaking - Connecting With the Audience

Great Public Speaking

They will perk-up when you use a visual aid such as an overhead, flipchart, or prop. Audience members assimilate information in three different ways. Some people hear the information, some see the information, and some feel the information. Although most individuals switch their emphasis frequently, one style usually predominates for a given individual. The styles of information transfer are called respectively auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.

Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

Use a flipchart or write on a tablet. Using an easel chart (I call it a flipchart ) changes all that. Last week I wrote about the challenge of the third era of presenting: the era of the audience.

PowerPoint Tip: Prepare for Problems so you Respond, not React

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You may also be able to use a whiteboard or flipchart if available. As you develop these plans, make note of items that should be included in your preparations, such as practicing how to deliver without your visuals, or arranging for a flipchart to be in the room just in case. At a conference in February I heard Bo Boshers share a story of two groups who faced the same situation and had very different reactions. One group saw a potential danger and reacted by running away.

Presentation Tip: Essential iPad apps for presenters

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

I no longer need a flipchart because of this app. Apple’s latest iPad was released last week and many presenters either already have an iPad or are considering purchasing one. I have had one for about a year (the iPad 2) and have found it very valuable for my work. In this article, I want to share what I consider to be some essential iPad apps for presenters. GoodReader – This is the first app I suggest you purchase when you get your iPad.

Public Speaking - Connecting With The Audience

Great Public Speaking

They will perk-up when you use a visual aid such as an overhead, flipchart, or prop. Connecting with the audience Audience members assimilate information in three different ways. Some people hear the information, some see the information, and some feel the information. Although most individuals switch their emphasis frequently, one style usually predominates for a given individual. The styles of information transfer are called respectively auditory, visual, and kinesthetic.

What does it mean to practice your speech? 8 good options for speakers

The Eloquent Woman

At first, put those keywords in a short list on a whiteboard or flipchart set across the room where you can glance at them as cues. I have read my slides, therefore I have practiced. -- René Descartes Descartes didn''t quite say that, but you say it all the time. Absolutely.

Using a tablet or e-reader for Speaker Notes

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

While PowerPoint presentations are seemingly all digital, they tend to generate a lot of paper with the handouts, speaking notes, and flipcharts that are used in many presentations. One of the sessions I’ll be presenting at the Presentation Summit conference this September in Austin, TX is on the topic of being more environmentally friendly with our presentations.

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

Start with a group agreement Together as a group, create some guidelines on a flipchart that spell out the behavior you would like to see in the group. Display the flipchart in the front of the room so that everybody can see it throughout the meeting.

7 Nervous gestures and how to tame them

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Ever been driven mad by the presenter who continuously clicks the top of a ballpoint pen or who “pops&# the top of a flipchart marker on and off? 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.

What’s a Presentation without Visuals?

DeFinis Communications

And just yesterday I watched a presentation where the presenter used a flipchart. So, when was the last time you used a chalkboard, an overhead projector, a whiteboard, a flipchart, or even no visuals at all?

Public Speaking Visuals - Hey Look at That!

Great Public Speaking

It could be an interesting picture or funny quotation on the overhead screen or a nicely done color flipchart page. VISUALS - Hey look at that! Some type of visual in the room as the participants enter is a good way to signal them that your presentation will be different.

How Dan Roam nailed his SXSW presentation

Speaking about Presenting

I wrote about this very early in the history of my blog in a post called The Power of the Flipchart (also inspired by Dan Roam!) But a flipchart is not scalable to a large audience, and it takes time to draw a visual from scratch.

Public Speaking: Tips For Small Boardroom Presentations

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You might write on a white board or flipchart, etc. Arrive slightly early to conduct up-to-the-minute research. Make friends with the receptionists and/or secretaries. These people will pave the way to your success when it comes to access to the decision makers.

PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk: (2) The lost art

Max Atkinson

A warm welcome to anyone who's arrived here via the link on today's BBC website - in which case you're probably interested in speaking and presentation.

Presentation Skills: Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations.

Great Public Speaking: Take A Peek

Great Public Speaking

The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. 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.

PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk: (1) The beginning of the end

Max Atkinson

But, having continued to advocate the effectiveness of using blackboards, whiteboards and flipcharts, I can report that none of my pupils who has tried it out has ever regretted it, and most say that they achieved better rapport with their audiences than they had ever experienced when using slides.

Presentation Skills: May I Help You?

Great Public Speaking

You could have an audience member writing on the flipchart for you. Many audience members would love to get a piece of the limelight by helping the presenter. Take advantage of this fact by giving out jobs. You could have another one handling cue cards or timing the presentation. This is also a good method to handle audience members who you fear might be boisterous enough to be disruptive.

Public Speaking: Take A Peek

Great Public Speaking

The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. 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. When I walk past the table looking down and holding my chin as if I'm thinking. When I go to the table to pick up a prop or piece of paper.

Public Speaking: Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations. If you are ever forced (I say "forced" because you should try to avoid outdoor presentations at all costs) to do an outdoor presentation, then make sure you have several different kinds of weights handy to help control your presentation.

Great Public Speaking - Untitled Article

Great Public Speaking

The audience can't see them, but you can when you are near the flipchart. 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. When I walk past the table looking down and holding my chin as if I'm thinking. When I go to the table to pick up a prop or piece of paper.

Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

We ended up using three Flipcharts with large towels draped over them to act as baffles in the back of the room and some large potted plants up at the front."

Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

We ended up using three Flipcharts with large towels draped over them to act as baffles in the back of the room and some large potted plants up at the front."

Public Speaking : Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations. If you are ever forced (I say "forced" because you should try to avoid outdoor presentations at all costs) to do an outdoor presentation, then make sure you have several different kinds of weights handy to help control your presentation.

Public Speaking: Pleonasms

Great Public Speaking

Here are some ways you can use comical juxtaposition in business world presentations: Use a large copy of your company logo or company name on a slide or overhead, or in a drawing on your flipchart. A pleonasm is the bringing together of two concepts or words that are redundant. A pleonasm is the bringing together of two concepts or words that are redundant. How many times do I have to tell you?

Public Speaking - Audience Involvement Tricks

Great Public Speaking

You could have an audience member writing on the flipchart for you. I won! I won! Another fun way to get the audience involved physically is to give out prizes. My favorite way to do this is to tape my business card underneath several randomly selected seats before anyone is in the room.

PowerPoint at Trade Shows

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

One setup is to have a projector beaming the images on to a white board attached to a flipchart stand. More and more trade show booths are using PowerPoint shows to attract the delegates into their booth. These slides rotate key messages that hopefully will click with someone passing by and cause them to stop and come in. But setting up the display dooms some booths. This is the cheap way to go and it shows.

How to present like Michael Wesch

Speaking about Presenting

Drawing freehand on a flipchart is engaging and authentic. Michael Wesch studies YouTube the way David Attenborough studies insects and lizards. Along the way he’s developed a superbly engaging presentation style.

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

He brought back their lecterns, their curtains, their lights, He brought back their flipcharts, exhibits and mikes. 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.

How the Grinch Spoke at Christmas - adapted by John Zimmer

Speak Schmeak

He brought back their lecterns, their curtains, their lights, He brought back their flipcharts, exhibits and mikes. 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.

Public Speaking : LINE OF SIGHT

Great Public Speaking

They must be able to see the screen, the flipchart and you wherever you travel on the stage. When you speak alot you run into some crazy room setups. It's your job to be there early to make sure all the little preparation details are taken care of. One of these details is the visibility of you and your visuals from each chair in the audience. It doesn't even amaze me any more that a hotel room setup crew would put up a projection screen that 1/3 of the audience couldn't possibly see.

How to use your fear of public speaking to be a better speaker

Speaking about Presenting

I decided that I would use the flipchart as my main visual aid, but I had three PowerPoint slides that I wanted to show. It’s normal to get nervous about public speaking. When you stand up in front of people and open your mouth, you’re making yourself vulnerable. Public speaking involves risk. So aiming for zero fear is unrealistic. I still get nervous when I have to present in unfamiliar situations. I’m very used to presenting to small groups of people on a course.

How does banning PowerPoint solve the problem?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Instead, the presenters will use flipcharts and whiteboards to help the audience understand their presentation. Here is an article about a conference that has decided to ban PowerPoint presentations: [link]. Why the ban? The writer explains that by banning PowerPoint, it will solve the problem of poor presentations. So let me get this straight.

Sussing out your speaker space: A checklist

The Eloquent Woman

If I need a whiteboard, easel and flipcharts or something to write on , will it be available? Emily Culbertson posed this question some time ago: What should you know about the room in which you're speaking?