Module 1

Tips on preparing presentations on flipcharts or as larger collage posters

  • Size of writing: When writing on flipchart at any time (in small groups or in plenary), always write lettering as high as a coffee mug. 
  • Colours of koki markers: Only use black, blue, green, purple markers when writing text or numbers. Red koki markers can only be used to underline or circle as it cannot be seen from more than a metre or two. 
  • Shape of koki markers: If possible, buy chisel point markers as when used on the chisel side, writing is much more visible from a distance. 
  • Number each sheet:  As you finish working on   one flipchart, number it, just in case it gets out of order before you get to present. 
  • Be creative whenever you can: Always be as creative as you can, to catch the viewers eye and mind – so, draw and make diagrams when appropriate and add magazine images, etc when time and resources are available. 
  • Prestik / Blue Tack: When using prestik on painted walls, never just pull a flipchart away from the wall as the paint often comes too. Be careful to pull downwards and scrape off the prestik when removing flipchart sheets. 
  • Brown paper or blank newsprint sheets:  Huge sheets or rolls are great for timeline posters and collages, but when buying it, be sure to get lighter weight paper so that it can be held on the wall with masking tape or prestik and does not fall off quickly from the weight. This is because you will be adding weight when using it with magazine cut-outs, painting onto it, pieces of flipchart or cards stuck onto it.