When you use a flip chart, you stand out in the best way possible.
However, very few professionals think this way.
They think that flipcharts and whiteboards are merely pieces of stationery.
It’s not their fault.
After all, they devote all their efforts to other activities and think:
So what? They say.
I write on the board and everybody will read it!
Have you ever stared at flipcharts and had no idea what they’ve written on them?
Unfortunately, many trainers and coaches underestimate some simple rules.
They should follow them when using a flip chart.
THERE ARE SOME TRICKS AVAILABLE FOR FLIPCHARTS
Some little secrets.
Use them to get your best performance ever.
The suggestions you’re reading here are very simple.
Yet, they are very effective!
They’ll solve some discomforts.
By paying attention and using a board, you’ll feel more confident in your coaching and lessons.
The flipchart is both a static and a dynamic tool.
It’s extremely versatile.
It helps to activate brainstorming with the audience.
Schematizing the ideas at any moment is fast and easy.
You and your public will get immense satisfaction from these moments of sharing and discussion.
Keep these 4 simple suggestions in mind:
- When you write, shut up!
Write first, and talk after.
No confusion for the audience!
They should not have to ask themselves if they must listen to your words or read what you’re writing.
- Check that you have the whole material, paper and markers available.
Test to see if your markers write properly!
The worst-case scenario is to write on stage, only to see that the markers do not write!
- Keep the first page of the pad plain
Write a title on it.
For instance, write the name of your event, a quote or a welcome sentence for the audience.
Use this page as a cover page of the board during the breaks.
- Arrange your flipchart in advance.
Never keep your audience waiting while you draw and write on the sheets.
To your success.