Flip Charts 101: How to Use Flip Charts Effectively (Flashback Friday #8)
On Fridays, we dip into the article archive and emerge with one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.
Today’s Flashback Article
This week, we’re headed back to January 2013, where we learned the primary benefits of using flip charts, and gave 17 practical, easy-to-apply tips for using them in your presentations.
The reader response to this article exceeded my own expectations. I worried perhaps that readers would ignore the “low-tech solution”, opting instead for the latest buzz-generating tool. Instead, I routinely hear from readers who have “rediscovered” the flip chart.
I, too, have started using the flip chart more often since writing this article. I use a flip chart to write out the solutions to training exercises while my students are working on them. I keep the flip chart turned away from the audience, and I copy the “answers” to the flip chart page. When the time is up, I swivel the flip chart around, revealing the answer. I suppose I could just as easily do this on a slide, but this way I’m able to leave the answers visible when I return to my slides.
Read the article, and let me know if you have additional tips: