Paper or Not?

Seems like a nerve, at least a strong preference, has been touched here, but there’s an issue all speakers need to face here—what’s the best way to provide “handouts” to modern audiences? What are the speaker’s capabilities; what are the audience expectations?

When I was teaching at TLIs last year, I was sorry that smartphones and tablets weren’t in more evidence among the audience. I put examples on my iPad for class discussion, provided paper handouts, filled the handouts with links that class members could reference later, and made my handouts available on the web, too. In much the same way, I’ve posted notes from presentations at our meetings available on this site (search the Club Presentations category in the sidebar for examples).

It’s time for you to weigh in—what do you think is the best way to share pass-on information from your presentations? Tell us in the comments.


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