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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 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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What’s the Magical Ingredient in Potent Presentations?

What’s the Magical Ingredient in Potent Presentations?

I’ve been talking to evaluators and non-evaluators about what makes great presentations, conference sessions, and workshops for the American Evaluation Association‘s Potent Presentations Initiative. Today’s guest blogger is my evaluation friend and Eastern Evaluation Research Society extraordinaire, Jen Hamilton. I hope you enjoy reading Jen’s…

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