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Kylie Hutchinson on Simple and Low Tech Things to Increase the Effectiveness of your Presentations

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  I give regular webinars and workshops on evaluation topics for the AEA and CES and Twitter weekly at @EvaluationMaven.

Have you ever felt bored sitting in a conference presentation, or frustrated by a presenter with poor delivery skills?  I know that I have, particularly when I see great content getting lost in a lackluster or poorly-paced presentation. At a recent conference I amused myself during several sessions by starting a list of 25 Do’s and Don’t for effective conference presentations.  Even if you’re not the world’s greatest public speaker, there are many simple and low tech things you can do to dramatically increase your audience’s engagement and effectiveness as a presenter.

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Hot Tip:

  • Plan to arrive at the annual conference on Wednesday October 24. The Data Visualization and Reporting TIG is teaming up with the Potent Presentations Initiative to hold a Slide Clinic, from 6:10-7pm. Bring your slide deck to get one-on-one coaching and advice from trained TIG members before you present. Keep an eye on the DVRTIG and p2i sites for details on the Slide Clinic’s location.

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  • David Onder · August 3, 2012 at 8:59 am

    I would love to see the link “You Can Be A Better Presenter: 25 Tips For Better Presentations” at but BlueCoat lists this address as suspicious. Can this be downloaded anywhere else?



    • Kylie Hutchinson · August 7, 2012 at 10:48 am

      Hi David, this may be because one has to register their email on my Resources page in order to get the password to access the document. But it’s only a WordPress site that I manage myself, and I can guarantee you I’m definitely not a spammer!



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