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What Type of Handouts Will Accompany Your Presentation?

What Type of Handouts Will Accompany Your Presentation?

Some of you are responsible for writing formal reports for external audiences, and all the dissemination strategies that go along with formal reports, like press releases and transmittal letters. And some of you are responsible for sharing information with internal audiences, which typically happens in…

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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? [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

What’s the magical ingredient in potent presentations? [Guest post by Jen Hamilton]

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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Clean humor: A must-have element in any conference presentation

Clean humor: A must-have element in any conference presentation

I’ve been asking evaluators and non-evaluators to reflect upon great presentations. How can you make sure your message really sticks with the audience? These conversations will inform the American Evaluation Association’s new Potent Presentations Initiative (P2I). I recently chatted with my dad to find out what impresses…

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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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