When should I use a flipchart?

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When is it okay to use a flipchart?

It’s old technology yet a flipchart can still be an effective presentation aid. Don’t shy away from it just because you think it’s old fashioned.

A flipchart works best in certain settings.

You can use a flipchart with a maximum of 30 participants. It depends on the room, but the key criterion is that everyone must be able to clearly see and read what’s on the chart.

This means that you must print neatly in a large hand. This could be a major challenge for some folks. There’s no point in writing something that people can’t easily read.

If you’re only sketching diagrams you might have a little more poetic license.

Flipcharts work well when you want to capture ideas from your audience. Asking for ideas from the audience and then writing them on the flipchart conveys the feeling of action and urgency.

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