How to Make a Good Presentation Using a Trifold Board

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Trifold boards have been used by schoolchildren for years to create meaningful and pleasing presentations. Whether for science fairs or just a class project, these boards have been seen in just about every elementary school in the United States. If you want to make a good presentation using a trifold board, there are a few tips that you can use to make your board more logical and pleasing to the eye.

  • Trifold board
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Border paper
  • Glue stick
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Construction paper or poster board

1 Gather all materials

Gather all materials that will be going on your presentation board. These materials might be pages of your report, photographs, titles and headings. Position all of your materials on the board and move them around until you get a configuration that looks nice and is organized and clear.

2 Mount

Mount all photographs or graphics on a piece of construction paper or poster board for greater visual appeal. This is much nicer to look at than a photo simply glued straight on the board.

3 Glue each page

Glue each page of of your report that will go on the board to a piece of construction paper to give it a frame. This will make the report pages stand out on the board.

4 Create a title

Create a title for your project and print it out in large letters, at least one-half inch tall, on a plain sheet of paper. Make sure that the title is centered. Staple it to the top center of the middle section of the trifold board.

5 Attach all of your materials

Attach all of your materials to the board as you outlined in step 1. You can either use a glue stick or a staple gun and staples. Staple your decorative border around the edges of the board.

  • Be sure to double check all spelling in your report papers.
  • Fold your board carefully for transport on the morning of the presentation. Make sure that you have enough room in the vehicle to transport the board to school.

Jennifer Brister a freelance writer located in Northeast Louisiana. She has enjoyed careers as an educator, a nuclear lab technician and a massage therapist. Her writing can be found in several publications, including "The Circle," "Carbon Cotton Magazine" and "Fashion Advantage Magazine." She has been employed as a professional freelance writer for three years.