“Writing and drawing on a whiteboard is not only a great way to visually reflect what’s being said in the meeting, it’s a great way to command the meeting.” That’s the advice of Ben Crothers, a designer and strategic facilitator.
Crothers also is the author of Presto Sketching – a book about using simple drawings to help you explore problems, explain concepts, and envision new ideas.
Whiteboard use is part of his recommended approach to keeping people on task in meetings and during presentations.
In a two-installment blog, Crothers offers these 10 tips for commanding meetings through whiteboard use:
Read more details about the above 10 tips at Crothers’ Presto Sketching blog.
EVERWhite manufactures and sells whiteboards that are guaranteed not to stain, so the dry erase surface will always be bright and white for presentations.
Jim Muth is general manager of EVERWhite, a US manufacturer and seller of whiteboards and tack boards used for teaching, coaching, planning, collaboration and tracking. Along with his expertise in the use of whiteboards, Jim excels in leadership, new product development, business operations, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and product marketing. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on Product Development and Design, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.