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The Best Presenters Focus on their Audience [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

The Best Presenters Focus on their Audience [Guest post by Isaac Castillo]

I’m on a voyage to learn more about great presentations as part of the American Evaluation Association’s new Potent Presentations Initiative (P2i). Here’s a guest post by my former supervisor, Isaac Castillo. Isaac is one of the most talented public speakers in the evaluation and…

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How are Great Presenters Similar to Great Storytellers?

How are Great Presenters Similar to Great Storytellers?

I’m on a quest to learn more about potent presentations. I started by interviewing my husband, a non-evaluator who’s attended dozens and dozens of required trainings for his government job. I wanted to hear more about the best and worst trainings he’s attended and see whether the…

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Why I love internal evaluation

Why I love internal evaluation

My “clients” are also my friends. I get to work with the managers and direct service staff on multiple projects and we work together over an extended period of time. The evaluation lifecycle can be a lot of fun when your “clients” are also your coworkers and your friends….

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If I wasn’t a program evaluator, I would be a ___________.

If I wasn’t a program evaluator, I would be a ___________.

I love talking with other evaluators about their career paths – why they first entered the program evaluation field, their most rewarding projects, their most challenging projects, and what keeps them here. Sometimes we play the “If I wasn’t an evaluator, I’d be a ________”…

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Don’t order all the data on the “menu” – just a few dishes that can give you the information you’re most hungry for

Don’t order all the data on the “menu” – just a few dishes that can give you the information you’re most hungry for

Several of the managers at my youth center are developing a training curriculum for staff. They just finished the pilot cohort with about 30 of our staff members, and we’ve had a lot of conversations about different ways to evaluate the trainings. Here are some ideas…

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