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And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

And then he flashed a slide that made the whole room gasp… [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

Today’s guest post is from Jen Hamilton, a.k.a. superwoman. Jen is an experienced evaluator, the communications committee co-chair for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and, perhaps officially now, an evaluation blogger. Check out Jen’s previous posts about the magical ingredient in potent presentations and evaluation…

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On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

On Methodological Demons, Farmers, and Bridgebuilders [Guest post by Andrew Blum]

Last week I wrote about my inner evaluation demon (you can read the post here). Today’s post is a response by Andrew Blum. Andrew is the Director of Learning and Evaluation at the US Institute of Peace. He also tweets about peacebuilding and internal evaluation here. When we met…

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Newbie Evaluator Essentials [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

Newbie Evaluator Essentials [Guest post by Karen Anderson]

Blog swap! Karen Anderson and I are mixing things up today by guest-posting on each other’s blogs. Karen Anderson is my favorite “newbie” evaluator. Karen completed a master’s degree in social work a couple years ago. She’s currently an evaluator at a nonprofit in Atlanta and…

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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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How do you know when you’ve given a great presentation?

How do you know when you’ve given a great presentation?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about great presentations, trainings, and workshops as part of the American Evaluation Association’s Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i). Here’s something I’ve been pondering: How do you know when you’ve given a great conference presentation? My ideas so far: People walk up to…

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