Perhaps you’ve seen someone drawing live and thought ‘I can never do that’. (Tip: You can) Or maybe you’ve thought about turning your PowerPoint presentations into a series of hand drawn flipcharts and just never got round to it. 

Well here are three quick ways you can add drawings to your presentations this week. Honestly! Minimum prep required.

1. The introduction. 
As you introduce yourself draw a picture of your face. A circle, two dots for eyes and a smile is perfectly acceptable.

2. Your big idea
Draw a large lightbulb as you tell your audience what the topic of your presentation is.

3. Invite feedback
Draw a speech bubble at the end of your presentation as you invite the audience to ask questions and share their feedback.

And that’s it! By all means practice your three icons beforehand. The key ingredient here is bravery and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone.

Tip: If you freeze in the moment just write the words instead – no one will know any different.

So there you have it – three quick ways to add drawings to your presentations this week. Do give it a go and as always let me know how you get on.

P.S. If you’re concerned about what people will think or worried about whether your drawings will look ‘professional enough’ take a look at this research from Stanford university which shows that hand drawn presentations score higher than PowerPoint for engagement, credibility, recall and persuasive impact.