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