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The Volume of Your Presentation

The Volume of Your Presentation

I’m getting excited for the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative because it will offer training on messaging, design, and delivery to help evaluators transform into rockstar presenters. Although many of us are beginners at delivering presentations, others are veterans or experts. Today I’ve invited one of my…

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Should Evaluators Share Statistical Results During Evaluation Conferences?

Should Evaluators Share Statistical Results During Evaluation Conferences?

I’m asking evaluators and non-evaluators to think about some of the most effective conference presentations they’ve seen as part of the American Evaluation Association’s new Potent Presentations Initiative (P2i). When talking about the ingredients for great presentations, Herb Baum commented, “Do not present results unless…

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We are Seeing the Same Thing: Potent Presenters Connect with Their Audience

We are Seeing the Same Thing: Potent Presenters Connect with Their Audience

As part of the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative, I’ve been asking people to think about some of the most effective presentations they’ve seen (conference presentations, grad school classes, webinars, you name it). I hope you enjoy reading Mika Yoder Yamashita’s explanation about the best…

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What Are You Really Trying to Communicate With Your Presentation?

What Are You Really Trying to Communicate With Your Presentation?

I’ve been asking evaluators and non-evaluators to think about the most potent presentations they’ve seen and heard. While everyone’s mentioned a bunch of similarities (“Don’t read off your slides” is a given), there have also been some differences. Most recently, my former teammate taught me about the value…

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Potent Presentation Advice: Don’t Be Afraid to Move Around a Little!

Potent Presentation Advice: Don’t Be Afraid to Move Around a Little!

I asked my researcher friend Caryl Schroeder to reflect upon some of the most potent presenters she’s seen. Off the top of her head, Caryl listed the following criteria for a potent presentation: Concise message/theme Simple text/graphics (not a lot of text on PowerPoint presentations)…

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