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How to Use Flip Charts Effectively. Presented by Kimberly . A flip chart is a simple tool best used in situations where notes and ideas need to be written. Most commonly, flip charts are used during brainstorming sessions. Organization of Flip Chart. First page- Title Page

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organization of flip chart
Organization of Flip Chart
  • First page- Title Page
  • Second page- Subject
  • Following pages explain the subject and offer proof of the explanation.
  • Final page summarizes and asks for action.

Caution: Make sure pages aren’t overloaded

with info.

before meeting
Before Meeting
  • Place flip chart where it can be seen.
  • Arrange seats so that the person farthest away can see the chart.
  • Make sure all pages are there and in correct order.
  • Arrange lights so they will illuminate chart and not cause any unwanted glare.
during meeting presentation
During Meeting Presentation
  • Know what is on the next chart page before you turn the page.
  • Before turning the page, lead in with a smooth verbal transition.
  • Don’t look at the charts while speaking, maintain eye contact with your audience.
  • Write or draw to the side of the pad rather than with your back to the audience.
advantages of flipcharts
Advantages of Flipcharts
  • Flip charts are most effectively used in small groups.
  • Flip charts can be set up anywhere.
  • Flip charts can help a group to develop ideas and lists during meetings.
  • Flip charts are low-tech and low risk.
advantages of flip charts cont
Advantages of Flip Charts (cont.)
  • Flip charts can serve as a reminder to students of prior comments.
disadvantages of flip charts
Disadvantages of Flip Charts
  • Flip charts are not reusable.
  • Flip charts are usually word-oriented unless the presenter can draw.
  • Flip charts should not be used in groups larger than 50 people.
  • It may be difficult to use color effectively.
10 tips for using flip charts more effectively
10 Tips for Using Flip Charts More Effectively
  • Make sure your flip-chart pad fits the flip chart stand.
  • Use a gridded pad, instead of a plain one, to make it easier to draw straight lines and align text.
  • Design your visuals on note paper first before drawing them on the actual flip chart pad.
10 tips for using flip charts more effectively cont
10 Tips for Using Flip Charts More Effectively (cont.)

4. Lightly write your text in pencil before using the flip chart markers.

5. Use special flip chart markers– not standard permanent markers to prevent bleeding.

6. Avoid using yellow, pink or orange markers.

10 tips to using flip charts more effectively cont
10 Tips to Using Flip Charts More Effectively (cont.)

7. Lightly pencil in your speaker’s notes next to key points.

8. Properly store and transport your flip chart pads by using a carrying case or cardboard box.

9. Be sure to print your text and titles neatly and clearly.

10. Create your flip charts early.


“11 Tips for Using Flip Charts More Effectively” by Lenny Laskowski

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