More Hiding Places
for Your Notes
1. I sometimes place a chair, back to audience, next to my
prop or projection table. I may take off my coat and place
it over the chair, but I also use the chair back to tape up
notes, or even put them in the seat.
2. I have also placed a flip chart-sized piece of paper in
the back of the room so that when I look out over the
audience I can look at my outline. If I am on a stage with a
curtain, I may have the same sized cheat sheet on both sides
of the stage, between stage frame and the curtain, or just
behind the curtain. That way, which ever way I am facing or
pacing, I have it in front of me.
3. Finally, with adequate preparation, I simply reduce the
entire presentation down to 2-3 points and put it on a 3x5
card, which is easily placed almost anywhere within view.
4. The biggest problem I have faced in making notes to
myself is writing too small to read it, or putting an
excessive number of notes on one page. Mindjet.com has a 30
day trial of its Mindmanager [mindmapping] program which
provides excellent graphic organization of notes for a
O. Radde Ph.D. can
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