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. Oops!

Create a safe space for group interaction

Speak Schmeak

Afterward, she discovered that quite a few people in the room had wanted to speak up, but were not comfortable doing so. 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.

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Six Secrets from a Professional Speaker on Audience Participation

Speaking about Presenting

You walk into the meeting room at least a half hour before your presentation…You take a good look around the room. Don’t all these meeting rooms look just about the same? Use a flipchart or write on a tablet. Using an easel chart (I call it a flipchart ) changes all that.

What’s a Presentation without Visuals?

DeFinis Communications

For example, I was working with a client in June and walked into the training room to find a chalkboard and box of chalk greeting me. A few weeks later I walked into a client’s conference room to find an overhead projector.

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What to do when you’re losing your audience

Speaking about Presenting

But be aware that your audience’s attention span will vary according to many factors – warmth of the room, time of day, how much sleep they had the night before, how intrinsically interested they are in the topic. Change where people are sitting in the room.

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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. One by one, talk to them as if there’s just you and them in the room. This is a post written by Tony Burns, my partner and co-trainer.

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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. Change the location of the room that you present from eg: from the front to the back.

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

Speaking about Presenting

Ask people to stand up and move to a space in the room (you’ll need a cleared space free of tables and chairs). you could also have this question on a PowerPoint slide or flipchart]. Your role is to be present and pay attention to the energy in the room.

Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

"In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' Not one thread of soft furnishing in the entire room, a high ceiling and a glass-topped table in a large boardroom.

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Public Speaking Visuals - Hey Look at That!

Great Public Speaking

Some type of visual in the room as the participants enter is a good way to signal them that your presentation will be different. 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!

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. They were then asked to wait in a room while the ‘vitamin’ was getting absorbed. There was another person in the room with them - a stooge of the experimenters. 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.

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

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

If you are going to do presentations, you will at some point face a problem with the equipment, room, technology, sound system, audience, or any number of possible things that could go wrong. Look at all aspects of the presentation, from preparation to travel, to room, equipment, food and any other area that you can think of. Other mitigation strategies include using checklists for equipment and arriving at the room early enough to make changes before the audience arrives.

Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

"In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' Not one thread of soft furnishing in the entire room, a high ceiling and a glass-topped table in a large boardroom.

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Presentation Skills: Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. Ties and scarves that look gorgeous in a no wind hotel room look terrible and distracting when flapping in the wind. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations.

10 Crazy Things To Try With Your PowerPoint Presentation In 2009

The Public Speaking Blog

and compile them into a flipchart. refer picture below if you do not know how) And then rush out of the classroom or meeting room. 2009 is going to be a grim year or so says the World Bank , fengshui masters and my mum.

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Public Speaking - Audience Involvement Tricks

Great Public Speaking

My favorite way to do this is to tape my business card underneath several randomly selected seats before anyone is in the room. Sometime during the program I will tell the audience that I have some gifts for them and they are hidden in the room somewhere. I won! I won!

Sussing out your speaker space: A checklist

The Eloquent Woman

Emily Culbertson posed this question some time ago: What should you know about the room in which you're speaking? The room--especially its technology--is one of the six sets of questions in my checklist to prepare the whole speaker. What's the size and shape of the room?

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. Practice in place: Many of us practice in conference rooms, offices and hotel rooms.

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Public Speaking : LINE OF SIGHT

Great Public Speaking

When you speak alot you run into some crazy room setups. 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. Most of the time this occurs when tables and or chairs are placed too far forward in the room. Another situation is when there are pillars in the room. They must be able to see the screen, the flipchart and you wherever you travel on the stage.

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Public Speaking: Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. Ties and scarves that look gorgeous in a no wind hotel room look terrible and distracting when flapping in the wind. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations.

Public Speaking : Add Weight

Great Public Speaking

You might need a sand bag or dumbell to hold down the easel of your flipchart. Ties and scarves that look gorgeous in a no wind hotel room look terrible and distracting when flapping in the wind. No I'm not promoting obesity. I'm referring to outdoor presentations.

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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. First, make sure that the brightness and contrast settings are high enough that you can see your notes in the lighting of the room.

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Audience participation in public speaking

http://delicious.com/akarrer/prospeaker

Hands up in the room all those that have or Those people that think they inclined to do this, could you please stand up or if you like that ideacheer now Moving amongst audience With a roving microphone you can occasionally move into your audience just like Jerry Springer or Opra Winfrey.

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

Max Atkinson

But with chalk and talk, whatever’s being written or drawn on the board is being done here and now for the sole benefit of everyone in the room, rather than being a pre-packaged list that’s been cooked up in advance and perhaps even been circulated beforehand.

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