It's not their fault, they devote all efforts on other activities and think:
I write on the board and everybody will read it!
Have you ever stared at flipcharts without having the idea of what was written on them?
Unfortunately many trainers underestimate some simple rules they should follow for perfectly using a flip chart.
There are some tricks available, some little secrets, for having the best performance with a flip chart.
The suggestions you're reading here are very simple yet very effective as they'll solve some discomforts.
By paying attention on how to use a whiteboard, you'll focus on your lesson in a more self-confident way.
The flipchart is both a static and a dynamic extremely versatile tool, it helps to activate brainstorming with the audience and to schematize your ideas in any moment of your speech.
You and your public will have tremendous satisfactions from these moments of sharing.
Keep in mind these 4 simple suggestions:
- When you write, shut up! Write before and talk after. The audience must not be confused, they don't have to ask themselves if they must listen to your words or read what you're writing.
- Check to have the whole material, paper and markers. Control once more and test if your markers write! The worst-case scenario is starting to write and the markers that do not write!
- Keep the the first page of the pad plain. You can write a title on it, for instance the name of your event, a quote or a welcome sentence for the audience. This page can be used as a cover of the board during the breaks.
- Prearrange your flipchart in advance: don't have your audience wait for you while you draw and write on the sheets.
To your success.