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Art of Public Speaking:

Dueling Flip Charts

Here is a very interesting way to use flip-charts when exercising the
art of public speaking. Put one on opposite ends of the stage and continually return back and forth between the two of them. You can also get an audience member to volunteer for each the flip charts and help you record input from other audience members.

This has a tremendous "Wake em Up" value because:

  • You have audience members on stage,
  • You are in the audience, and
  • Audience members are providing the input.

When an expert in the art of public speaking, you are not limited to
doing this with just simple flip charts. You could have duel overhead projectors
for larger crowds. You could still even have your darned old PowerPoint
on a screen in the middle. 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. The art of public
speaking involves thinking ahead, and keeping the heads of your
audience moving, back and forth, both inside and out.
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