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Big Book Of Flip Charts : Big Book Series - Robert Lucas

Big Book Of Flip Charts

Big Book Series

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780071343114
Number Of Pages: 240

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With all the razzle-dazzle technology around, there’s still no more lively, informative, and audience-friendly way to make an impact than with flip charts. But using flip charts well is a skill. Here’s a book that provides you with the proven techniques that will make you shine. You’ll learn the basic design principles and artistic "tricks of the trade" that give a flip chart a professional look: Selecting and arranging lettering that makes an impact all the way to the back of the room … Transporting and setting up flip charts … Arranging the presentation room … Finding the best, most dependable equipment--including easels, paper, masking tape, and markers … Jazzing up your flip chart with "ready-to-copy" graphics … Devising flip chart activities that lead to brainstorming and team problem-solving. Soon, even the least artistic presenter will know how to develop pro-level flip charts that can make every presentation come alive.

Flip charts are an essential tool for anyone who gives regular presentations, leads team meetings or facilitates brainstorming sessions. This is a comprehensive and practical book on how to draw great flip charts and use them in front of a group. The authors' suggestions include how to move back and forth quickly between pages of flip charts on an easel, how to ensure that your flip charts don't fall off the wall, how to write legibly and add visual impact. The book contains easy-to-copy flip-chart graphics and examples of simple yet powerful flip charts, as well as explaining how to impress your audience with your drawing skills, how to transport and set up flip charts and how to facilitate a meeting using flip charts. (Kirkus UK)

Introductionp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
How to Draw Great-Looking Flip Charts
Basic Layout and Design Principlesp. 3
Arrange Text and Graphics in Letter Patternsp. 5
Layout Importance of Balancep. 6
Formal Balancep. 6
Informal Balancep. 6
Layout of Text-Only Flip Chartsp. 8
Positioning Titlesp. 9
Each Word Should Be Legible from the Back of the Roomp. 10
The Six to Eight Rulep. 11
How to Write on the Bottom of a Flip Chart Pagep. 12
Using Colorp. 13
Limit and Compress the Information on Each Pagep. 13
How to Hide Your Mistakesp. 18
Writing Well on a Flip Chart--Even If You Have Poor Handwritingp. 20
Writing in a Straight Linep. 20
Writing Legiblyp. 21
Sizing Titles and Textp. 23
Consistencyp. 24
Creative Use of Fontsp. 24
Block Lettersp. 25
Cursive Lettersp. 26
Billowing Lettersp. 27
Overlapping Lettersp. 27
Fancy Lettersp. 28
Italic Lettersp. 29
Creative Ideas for Bulletsp. 30
Creative Ideas for Underliningp. 31
Spicing Up Your Flip Charts with Graphic Images--Even If You Can't Drawp. 32
Adding Graphicsp. 33
Predraw Your Graphicsp. 36
Use Icons as Bulletsp. 37
Using Colorp. 39
The Emotion of Colorp. 40
Adding Bordersp. 41
Tracing Imagesp. 43
Drawing Perfect Circlesp. 44
Chalkboard Compassp. 45
Clip Compassp. 45
Flip Chart Compassp. 45
Attaching Items to Flip Chartsp. 46
Selecting the Right Equipment and Materialsp. 48
The Basic Tool Kitp. 48
Tapep. 49
Markersp. 50
Pointersp. 51
Wooden Dowel Rodsp. 51
Collapsible Metal Pointersp. 52
Lighted Infrared Pointersp. 52
Pointers with Pizzazzp. 52
Paperp. 54
Standard Paper Padsp. 54
Alternative Paperp. 54
Self-Adhesive Padsp. 55
Vinyl Dry Erase Padsp. 56
Page Protectorsp. 56
Flip Chart Poster Framep. 56
Tacks and Pinsp. 57
Easels: Folding and Adjustable Modelsp. 57
Portable Frame with Retractable Legsp. 58
Solid-Backed Metal Easel with Folding Legsp. 60
Solid-Backed, Magnetic, Fiberglass Whiteboard Easel with Folding Legsp. 61
Adjustable-Height Easelp. 62
Lightweight Fiberglass Whiteboard Easelp. 63
Easels: One-Piece Solid Constructionp. 64
Solid-Backed Metal Easel with Removable Crossbarp. 64
Lightweight Sliding Molded Plastic Easelp. 65
Build Your Own Easelp. 67
Makeshift Easel 1p. 67
Makeshift Easel 2p. 70
Flip Chart Logistics: Overcoming the "Hassle Factor"p. 71
Options for Hanging Flip Charts on Walls--So They Stay Hungp. 71
Masking Tapep. 71
Double-Sided Masking Tapep. 73
Multipurpose Labelsp. 74
Cloth Panel Wall Clipsp. 74
Stick Pins or Thumb Tacksp. 75
Metal Stripsp. 76
Wooden Stripsp. 76
Cloth Panel Adhesive Stripsp. 76
Cloth Boardsp. 77
Transporting Flip Charts Safelyp. 78
Laminating Pagesp. 78
Cardboard Mailing Tubesp. 79
Plastic Carrying Tubesp. 80
Cardboard Panelsp. 80
Artist's Portfoliop. 80
Easel Transportp. 80
Creating Reusable Flip Chartsp. 81
Improving Your Easelp. 82
Create a Marker Trayp. 82
Add a "Caddy"p. 83
Creative Flip Chart Storagep. 83
Flat Drawer Storage Unitp. 84
Mobile or Wall Hanging Pad Unitp. 84
Compartmentalized Cardboard or Wire Storage Containersp. 84
Do-It-Yourself Storage Solutionsp. 85
Wooden Frame Unitp. 86
Pegged Storagep. 86
Perforated Hardboardp. 87
Tight Mesh Shelvingp. 88
Slotted Angle Ironp. 88
Slotted Wall Bracketsp. 89
Presenting and Facilitating with Flip Charts
Planning Your Flip Chart-Based Meeting or Presentationp. 93
Creating an Agendap. 93
Storyboarding Your Presentationp. 94
Notes In the Cornerp. 96
Creating Impressive Flip Chart Displaysp. 96
Overlaysp. 96
Wall-Mounted Displaysp. 98
Conducting an Instant Needs Assessment at the Beginning of Your Sessionp. 99
Making a Room Look Inviting and Exciting with Flip Chartsp. 100
Post Quotations on the Wallsp. 101
Create a "Welcome" Flip Chartp. 101
Use Flip Charts Instead of Handoutsp. 102
Setting Up the Roomp. 103
Looking Professional at the Easel: Tips and Tricks for Presenters, Facilitators, and Scribesp. 106
Positioning Yourself Effectivelyp. 108
Recording Responses from the Groupp. 109
The Parking Lot for Ideasp. 111
Unveiling and Displaying Your Masterpiecesp. 111
How to Turn the Pages of a Flip Chart Padp. 112
The Revelation Techniquep. 112
Using Multiple Flip Chart Easelsp. 113
Finding a Page on an Easel Full of Flip Chartsp. 114
How to Tear Off a Flip Chart Pagep. 115
Hanging Flip Chart Pages on the Wallsp. 115
Track the Progress of Your Session with Flip Chartsp. 116
Grouping Participantsp. 116
Giving Instructions or Outlining a Processp. 118
Gathering and Giving Interim Feedbackp. 119
Flip Chart Techniques for Facilitating Meetingsp. 124
Warming Up the Groupp. 124
Six Flip Chart lcebreakersp. 125
Soliciting Ideas from Participantsp. 130
Two Categories of Questionsp. 130
Vote Takingp. 131
Using Volunteersp. 132
Have Participants Tape Pages to the Wallp. 132
High-Involvement Brainstorming Activitiesp. 133
Have All Participants "Scribe" for Youp. 133
Group Visioning Activityp. 133
Problem Generationp. 134
Mind Mappingp. 134
Brain Writingp. 136
Transcribing Flip-Charted Ideas from a Sessionp. 136
25 Flip Chart Activities for Brainstorming, Icebreaking, Team Problem Solving, and Facilitating Meetings
Take a Standp. 141
Can We Get a Volunteer?p. 142
Please Help Me Outp. 143
This Is Mep. 145
Not That Differentp. 148
Those Who Made a Differencep. 150
That Won't Workp. 151
Will the Mystery Guest Enter and Sign In Please?p. 152
Out in the Openp. 154
Setting the Directionp. 155
Meeting "Game" Rulesp. 162
Brainstormingp. 164
Nominal Group Technique--Coming to Consensusp. 166
The Devil's Advocatep. 169
Idea Facilitation Gridp. 171
What Is in a Name?p. 173
How About This?p. 175
Getting the Information You Needp. 177
That's a Good Questionp. 179
I Question Thatp. 180
You Are Nextp. 182
Choose Your Topicp. 183
What I Knowp. 185
One Minute of Praisep. 188
Word Search Reviewp. 189
Appendixes
50 Simple, Ready-to-Use Template Flip Charts, to Impress Participants When They Walk into the Roomp. 195
Sample Flip Chart Iconsp. 246
Where to Find Flip Chart Accessories and Resourcesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780071343114
ISBN-10: 0071343113
Series: Big Book Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.7  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1