Public Speaking Training:
COOL COLOR COMMENTARY
During your public speaking training you will learn that different colors can be used
in your presentation to convey a certain meaning or get a reaction from your
Flip Chart Color
Here are some tips when you are using a flip chart.
=> Do not do the whole chart in red ink.
=> Avoid purple ,brown
,pink and yellow inks.
=> Blue, black
and green inks have the greatest visibility.
=> Blue is the most pleasing color to look at
with red coming in second
(note: pleasing to look at and visibility are not the same)
=> Permanent markers give the most vivid color but dry out faster if
you leave the cap off. They also frequently bleed thru to the next
page. Forget trying to get the ink out of your clothes, its pointless.
=> Water colors aren't as bright and squeak when you write. The ink will
out of your clothing.
Use Color Thoughtfully
In your public speaking training, I show you how to catch people's eyes by...
=> Using bright colors for small graphics to make them stand out.
=> Using subtle colors for large graphics so they don't overwhelm.
Use Color Psychologically
In your public speaking training, I show you how to influence people's minds by
choosing the right colors.
According to Greg Bandy in Multimedia Presentation Design, certain colors
evoke certain emotions.
=> PURPLE = Regal, Mysterious
=> GREEN = Organic, Healthy, New life, Go,
=> ORANGE /YELLOW
= Sunny, Bright, Warm
=> RED = Brutal, Dangerous, Hot, Stop!
=> DARK BLUE = Stable, Trustworthy, Calm
=> LIGHT BLUE = Cool, Refreshing
=> GRAY = Integrity, Neutral, Mature
=> WHITE (if I make the example white you couldn't see it) = Pure,
=> BLACK = Serious, Heavy, Profitable, Death
Remember that colors can be used to influence as well as look nice.