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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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My Evaluation Pre-Test for Non-Evaluators

My Evaluation Pre-Test for Non-Evaluators

I love helping non-evaluators use results to improve programs. Click here to read what I’m aiming for in this quest for evaluation use. Sometimes program staff already know a lot about evaluation. Often, I’m teaching them about evaluation for the first time. So where do…

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What are the Trends in Nonprofit Evaluation?

What are the Trends in Nonprofit Evaluation?

I’ve been thinking about patterns in nonprofit program evaluation and performance management. Here’s what I’ve noticed: Funders are getting excited about data and evaluation! This means… Funders encourage/require  nonprofits to demonstrate the immediate effects of their work (i.e. detailed output data and short-term outcomes included…

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I’ve Been an Evaluator for 20 Years, and I Still Have No Idea What Evaluation Theory Is…

I’ve Been an Evaluator for 20 Years, and I Still Have No Idea What Evaluation Theory Is…

I’m pleased to present Jen Hamilton, who is guest-posting for the second time on my blog. Jen posted a few weeks ago about potent presentations (you can read her post here). Now she’s back to share her reflections from the Eastern Evaluation Research Society’s 2012 conference about…

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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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