Go on, express yourself!
Visuals make your presentation interesting and easy to comprehend, although it’s not often possible to do away with text completely. Use our simple tips to draw attention to your writing and make it both expressive and a pleasure to read.
Block capitals are easier to read than joined-up writing.
Only use uppercase letters to highlight points or for headings. Elsewhere, use a combination of upper- and lowercase letters. A uniform letter size will result in more even, legible writing.
Always leave a blank line between each line of writing. If using a flipchart, you may find it helpful to use lined paper for this.
Split up long words rather than bunch them up.
A quick guide to drawing visuals
Pictures will liven up any presentation. Why not give it a go using our step-by-step visualisation technique?
The right nib
We offer the right marker for every type of presentation surface, letting you express your concepts and ideas visually. But which nib should you use for which task?
The round nib is particularly good for drawings and graphics. Because of its rounded shape, you can hold the pen however you like ‒ the stroke will be the same at all times.
The chisel nib produces a highly expressive, more legible style of writing because the marker nib is so versatile to use. The nib is wedgeshaped, which means it has both a broader edge and a narrow edge – so, depending on how you hold the pen, you‘ll be able to create a thinner or broader stroke. To produce an expressive style of lettering, you need to hold the nib at the correct angle. The chisel nib should always be positioned at 45° from the baseline – this applies to both vertical and horizontal strokes.