Three fun ways to spice up your flipcharts this Hallowe’en

Three fun ways to spice up your flipcharts this Hallowe’en

Are you delivering training tomorrow?

Even if your topic is a dry as a bone there are still ways you can add a hint of seasonal humour to impress and delight your participants. 

Add these Hallowe’en touches to your flipcharts and await the murmurs of appreciation!

Look who stopped by to say hello.

Don’t you just hate it when the paper tears?

Oops. A little red ink overspill…

Enjoy! And as always let me know how you get on.

Five Fun Lettering Ideas

Five Fun Lettering Ideas

There are moments when you’d really like to add a simple graphic to a word or phrase but you just can’t think of one.

In these instances you can play around with our lettering to make it stand out. Do something to the letters that expresses meaning or emotion.

Here are five for you to try out. What more can you think of?

Remember to always check for legibility. Is it easy to read? Can it be seen at the back of the room?

Have fun!

Three fun ways to colour in quickly

Three fun ways to colour in quickly

You know those colouring in books that are really popular at the moment? The mindfulness ones with the intricate designs?

Well I’ve thought about getting one.

However the truth is…everytime I think about it another part of me wants to get out my biggest fattest chunkiest marker and scribble like crazy all over the beautiful designs.

There, I’ve said it.

When it comes to graphics, and especially when it comes to working live with a group, we can’t afford the luxury of painstakingly perfect colouring in. After all, we’re there to serve the group, not our artistic egos.

Here are some fun ways to colour in quickly – with each method colouring in can be done behind or around the image (often quicker) or inside the image.

1. Crosshatching

Crosshatching is a pattern. Here are some other patterns you can try:

patterns

2. Chalk pastels  – this is messy, fast and fun.

chalk paint

3. Shading – I like to use grey for shading (think: where is the sun coming from? and then you’ll know where to shade. For example if the sun is in the top right corner your shading will be left and bottom); other colours are just as effective.

shading

I hope you enjoy these tips. Don’t forget to check out the open courses page for the next Secrets of Simple Graphics date.

More flipchart borders: get those markers out!

More flipchart borders: get those markers out!

I recently published a blog with border ideas for flipcharts.

It’s been my second most popular blog this year (following ‘Free visual coaching template’) so I thought I’d share a few more ideas here.

Thanks to those of you who get in touch. I always love hearing about how people are getting on using the tips and ideas I share.

So here we go, six more border ideas for you.

Border ideas for flipcharts

Which ones do you like best? Which ones will work best in your training room? And if you’ve got some of your own that you’d like to see featured in a future email do let me know.

Border ideas for flipcharts

Border ideas for flipcharts

It’s quick and easy to add some punch to the humble flipchart. Try these six border ideas out for size. Border ideas for flipcharts

It’s amazing the difference a simple border can make to your flipchart, , drawing attention to the contents inside Here’s my favourite. Simple yet impactful. Simple border

Give it a go and let me know how you get on. All the best, Emer P.S. Itching to learn more? Join me for Secrets of Simple Graphics in Edinburgh on September 27th 2019.