Public Speaking Course:
Dueling Flip Charts
You can use flip charts in your presentation in a new fun way by putting one
on both sides of the stage and jumping back and forth between them. You can even
have some people from the audience volunteer at each flip chart to help you
record input from other audience members. You will practice this technique while
taking a public speaking course.
Using audience members is a great technique to use because:
- You have audience members on stage,
- You are in the audience, and
- Audience members are providing the input.
After learning this skill in your public speaking course, you are not limited
to just flip charts. You could have duel overhead projectors for larger crowds.
You could still even have your PowerPoint on a screen in the middle of the
stage. The mere fact the audience has to look this way and that, back and forth,
will help keep them awake.
You could even have flip charts placed all around the room so they are ready
when you break up into smaller groups. Then the results pages could be torn off
and taped in a row on the wall. This involves thinking ahead, and keeping the
heads of your audience moving.