Ann K. Emery Transform your technical information for non-technical audiences through better data visualizations, reports, slideshows, and dashboards. I provide workshops, webinars, conference keynotes, coaching sessions, and custom design projects. - page 33

Building a PowerPoint Isn’t the Same as Building a Presentation

Building a PowerPoint Isn’t the Same as Building a Presentation

I’ve been interviewing evaluators and non-evaluators about potent presentations. I’ve enjoyed chatting with my husband about the good, the bad, and the ugly presentations that he’s attended for his government job. Since he’s not an evaluator, I’m always curious to see whether the lessons learned about…

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The Best Presenters Focus on their Audience

The Best Presenters Focus on their Audience

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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