How To Write Legibly On A Whiteboard
“I never use the whiteboard.”
“No one can read my writing.”
True story. I hear this from many, many experienced presenters.
Many professionals and senior level executives confess this to me. Don’t let your presentation get the short end of the stick. Use these 3 tips so your writing is easy to read, and you can use the whiteboard for highly effective presentations.
Tip 1. Stand Straight
It sounds funny, right? If you’re standing straight, your lettering will be straight. Don’t believe me? Try it out.
Tip 2. Look Where You’re Going
What works for goal setting and motivational speaking also works for lettering. Look where you are going. You’re going to the far side of the whiteboard. Look there. Your hand will follow.
The result? Straight lines of text.
Tip 3. Go With Gravity
Gravity is a big force. Don’t fight it. It may have been a while since you practiced your penmanship. But there’s no time like the present. Practice each letter. Make each line within each letter – with gravity.
Start at the top and go down. You’re going to find this makes writing easier and faster. Plus, it’s a lot easier for your audience to read.
.These three tips will get you going in the right direction: interactive drawings. With these tips, you’ll find it is easy to use whiteboards, flipcharts, and wall charts in your presentations. Oh yes, did I forget to mention? Everyone will be able to read your writing