Re: Use of visual aids in business meetings
From: Larry Miller (
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:10:28 -0800 (PST)
Chart pads are used at every meeting for agenda, concerns, etc. We typically
end up looking for markers that haven't dried out or can't be seen.

For presentations, some people use Power Point, others handouts. Power
Points seem to go over well.

Larry Miller
Oak Creek Commons

-----Original Message-----
From: Mariana Almeida [mailto:missmgrrl [at]] 
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 4:38 PM
To: Cohousing List
Subject: [C-L]_ Use of visual aids in business meetings

Hi there, 

What are people's experiences with using visual aid technologies in your
business meetings? I am finding we need more visual interest and people are
averse to using a lot of handouts for environmental reasons. 

Currently we use only a chart pad, and we're often using pitiful markers
because we just can't keep track of them (sad!). So the agenda is often
written in red, and in poor lighting people just can't see well. 

White board -- do you use a big one for agenda?
How big of a board? How do you deal with complaints of marker odor?

This would be my preferred method, but there is resistance to it. The
resistance to it is related to it being too "business"y, too advanced
technologically and "would make me feel left out because I'll never learn to
use it". Do you use it? What makes it work?

So now, that leaves us with... handwritten agendas on chart pads and paper
hand outs. Sigh!

Berkeley Cohousing, Calif
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