Have you ever created exercise handouts at the last second before a exercise presentation? We often develop them without thinking about the fact that excellent exercise handout can make a good exercise presentation even better.
Why Provide Exercise Handouts?
- Make certain to help attendees remember your exercise presentation long after it is over.
- Display info visually, which meets the needs of visual learners.
- Allow participants to concentrate on your meeting instead of writing down everything you say.
- Provide participants with a guide to help them with future research.
- Give you something to refer back to when planning future exercise seminars.
Exercise Handouts: When to Design Them?
Exercise Handouts should be created at the same time that you’re planning your exercise presentation. This ensures that the facts you include will be tailored to that specific seminar.
It’s a really good idea to make copies of your exercise handouts ahead of time to avoid potential problems (like having the photo copier jam ten minutes before your exercise presentation begins.)
Exercise Handouts: When to Distribute Them?
Recommendations differ greatly with respect to the best time to distribute exercise handouts. Some experts think it is best to distribute exercise handouts at the beginning or end of the exercise seminar, and experts prefer the point at which the info is most relevant.
Just remember that your attendees will most likely look at exercise handouts right when they get them and will most likely miss no matter what you say in the next a few minutes.
Exercise Handouts: What data to include?
- Make certain to an outline of the main topics in your exercise presentation.
- Make certain to include specific information that attendees will want to refer in the future.
- Consider including additional exercise information or a bibliography.
- Make sure to include exercise illustrations, charts and graphics
- Make certain to make part of your exercise handout an activity guide.
- Remember, with exercise handouts “less is more” so be brief.
Exercise Handouts: Design Tips?
- Make sure to set off important information using italics, bolding and/or underlining.
- Use bullet lists because they are easier to scan and understand.
- Generally leave at least a 3/4 inch margin on each side.
- Use a two-column format.
- Serif fonts (Times New Roman) are more impressive than sans serif fonts (such as Arial).
- Make sure to use fewer than four fonts in a handout.
- Make certain to leave plenty of white space for easy reading.
- If you have several exercise handouts, make them individually discernible by using different colors.
- When you are exercise handout is complete, ask yourself the following:
- Do the exercise facts flow well?
- Does the exercise handout look appealing?
- When a attendee were to forget everything you presented, would the data included in the exercise handout help them remember the main ideas?
- Is your personal contact info included?
- Are there helpful exercise websites or applicable exercise tips are needed/included?