|Re: Use of visual aids in business meetings||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Norman Gauss (normangausscharter.net)|
|Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:32:37 -0800 (PST)|
The trouble with so many of our visual aids is they are presented on chart pads with small lettering and poor lighting. Most of the time the charts face the audience from the middle of a mantel piece framed by large windows with daylight streaming in. With the audience facing the light, it's like trying to see a driver's face at night with his headlights shining in your face. Sometimes overhead lights are turned on to compensate, but with so many of our members over 70 years old some likely with cataracts, only the brightest light has any realistic chance of illuminating the charts. Suggestions made to place the charts so that daylight is shining on them are ignored. No questions are ever asked if the chart is readable. So, for me and my spouse, we ignore the visual aids. They are not worth the paper they are written on. Norm Gauss -----Original Message----- From: Mariana Almeida [mailto:missmgrrl [at] yahoo.com] 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? Projector/computer/PowerPoint 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! Regards, Mariana Berkeley Cohousing, Calif _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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