No one likes boring, unattractive meetings, and the result can be an unproductive meeting. It is essential a good communication (verbal and visual) and interaction, so that everyone’s attention is on.
The use of a whiteboard is essential to work around this problem. With this tool, it is possible to write and draw, transforming what we say into visual language and, in this way, the whiteboard becomes the second voice of the meeting.
You don’t need to know how to draw or have a beautiful handwriting to write on a white board, but you need to follow some recommendations to be more successful:
1. Write / Draw calmly
How many times have you looked at a whiteboard and missed what was written there? Just as it is difficult to understand people who speak very fast, when you write very fast on a board it is also difficult to understand. It is essential that you write on the board calmly, in order to convey a message with more confidence and this will make people fix it better and not forget the message anytime soon.
2. Use good boardmarkers
Choose good markers, even if they are more expensive. Using a marker that does not miss the ink during an entire meeting is ideal. Writing with a marker that is always failing causes distractions for those who write and for those who attend.
3. Highlight the main topics
Draw attention and add more interest in what you say during the meeting. You can do it in different ways, like writing in different colors, using capital letters or underlining.
4. Use icons
The use of icons are like visual metaphors and are the complement you need to make information even more appealing.
5. Keep the board clean and organized
This is one of the most important tips. If you do not keep the board properly organized and clean you may be lost during your speech and the message is transmitted with uncertainties and the receptor will not be properly informed.
Put these tips into practice and move up to the next level: success and attracting attention in meetings.