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Chapter 9. Flipcharts > Flipchart Design Tips:

Flipchart Design Tips:

  1. Choose bold colors. Avoid pastels…except for highlighting.

  2. Your lettering should be one inch tall for each fifteen feet between the flipchart and the back row.

  3. Use the fat side of the pen’s tip when you write. Lots of flipchart lettering we see is tall enough, but it is not bold enough because the presenter uses the skinny part of the pen.

  4. If you prepare your flipchart before your presentation, leave a page or two (whatever it takes to completely cover the message on the next page) in front of each page. Then you can turn to a blank sheet after each point—and the audience won’t be able to see through to what’s behind.

  5. You can use correction fluid to cover a glitch.

  6. Make light pencil notes to yourself at the top left corner of the flipchart. Then, as you’re speaking, you have reminders of important names and numbers.

  7. You can use the overhead projector to size an object for the flipchart. If you want to magnify a small drawing or chart, make a transparency on your office copier. Then project it onto the flipchart in the correct size and draw it with markers.

  8. Flipchart sheets have unity and impact when you add a border:


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