|Teaching & Presentation Skills|
Use Audiovisuals 
Tools for Teaching
Tips for Programs
- Too small for large groups.
- Tendency to write too small.
- Paper may tear/markers bleed .
- Easily overused.
- Need wall space to hang.
Tips for Using Flip Charts
- Use two flip charts so you can move from one side of the room to the other.
- Use two flip charts and two scribers to keep up with note taking.
- Avoid writing too much on one page and print legibly.
- Use bright, easily seen (and read) colors with wide tips.
- Distinguish between key points by alternating colors.
- Check markers and paper supply before your program.
- Tear masking tape in advance, and have on edge of easel to hang on the wall.
- Use Post-it style flip charts that stick on the wall.
- Continue to interact with the audience while writing.
- For diagrams, illustrations or charts - sketch lightly in pencil prior to your presentation and then trace image at appropriate time.
- Leave blank sheets between pre-prepared pages.
- When recording another's ideas, use their own words.
- Avoid over-abbreviating words.
 Adapted with permission from Soil and Water Conservation District Outreach: A Handbook for Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation . Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil and Water Conservation, 2003.