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referring to your flipchart, always talk facing the audience.
Donít speak to your charts! Flip the page of paper away from
view when not referring to it. Practice turning the pages of
your preprinted flipcharts smoothly.
     If you must write in front of the audience, print your
points on each page of the flipchart faintly in pencil, in
advance. This will give them proper spacing, prevent errors in
spelling, and ensure that you do not forget anything. Do this
at home or at least one hour before your presentation. Your
audience will not be able to see your pencilled-in notes and
theyíll be very impressed as you smoothly write out each point
you talk about.
     This is also effective if you must draw lines for a graph or
possibly circles and squares. Personally, I am not very good at
drawing but Iím great at painting by numbers and at following
the pencil line! For diagrams, sketch all of the lines in advance
using a compass and ruler. Then, just use different coloured
markers to follow the lines as you talk about the graph. Try it.
Itís easy and it looks great.

Notes on the Back

If you have all of your charts written in advance, you can write
detailed notes on the back of the chart so you can face the
audience as you talk about each individual page. Position
yourself about five feet behind the flip chart so you can glance
at the notes any time. Only you need to know that you have
them! Write them on the top reverse side of each page so you
can read them easily as you stand behind the chart.
     This technique is especially effective for dates, place
names, descriptions and other tedious details. Take some time
in advance to familiarize yourself with your notes. Simple
preparation can instantly transform a novice into a top presen-
ter. (See diagram on the following page

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