Potent Presentations

Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) has a new home! Come visit! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello all! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a Hot Tip and Rad Resource for presentation designers! On March 30, we unveiled a new, reorganized and freshened up Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) website. Here’s what you’ll find: On the p2i HOME page, you’ll find a brief introduction to p2i, …

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#Eval15 Week: Donna Podems, Aimee White, and Sheila B Robinson on the Challenges of Creating a Conference Poster

Greetings! We are Donna Podems, Amiee White (AEA board members), and Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator with some tips and advice for creating a killer conference poster. We served as judges of the Evaluation 2015 Potent Presentations (p2i) Poster Competition and used p2i criteria to identify the top two posters that came closest to …

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Cheryl Keeton on From Dependent to Independent

Hi, my name is Cheryl Keeton. Throughout my career, I’ve been responsible for program evaluation, review, and success. Most recently I transitioned to independent consulting to focus my energy and passion to the field of evaluation. I want to share my experience as one way to make the transition. Lessons Learned: Three years before I …

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Sheila B Robinson on Engaging Your Audience and a New Learning Opportunity!

Hello All! Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor here with even more good news about audience engagement! Last Saturday, I wrote this post introducing the new Audience Engagement Workbook, the new Potent Presentations (p2i) tool featuring the WHY, WHAT and HOW of audience engagement, along with 20 specific strategies any presenter can use with limited …

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p2i Week: Ann K. Emery and Johanna Morariu on Message, Design, and Delivery for Webinars

Greetings, we’re Ann K. Emery and Johanna Morariu, Innovation Network evaluators and p2i Advisory Board Members. We train foundations and nonprofits on everything from Evaluation 101 concepts to logic models to data visualization through both in-person trainings and online webinars. Lesson Learned: Want to rock your next webinar? We’ve adapted p2i’s preparation, design, and delivery …

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p2i Week: Laura Beals on Applying p2i to Presentations at Work

Hello evaluation folks! I am Laura Beals, Director of Evaluation at Jewish Family and Children’s Service, a large multi-service nonprofit in Waltham, MA. Last year was my first AEA annual conference and I was fortunate to be able to present. As I was preparing my presentation, I was alerted to p2i resources; while at first …

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p2i Week: Meredith Haaf on Applying p2i to Conference Posters

My name is Meredith Haaf and I work for the Evaluation Studies Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. I used the p2i poster guidelines to create a conference poster illustrating the findings of an evaluation. Although I had some ideas for creating effective presentations, I wanted to learn new …

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p2i Week: Kate Haley Goldman on Using p2i Outside of AEA

I’m Kate Haley Goldman, and I’m the co-owner of Audience Viewpoints Consulting. We work with informal science and arts and cultural institutions. Last year, I applied p2i Design principles to a presentation I gave at the Visitor Studies Association conference. It was the best way to showcase my content for several reasons. First, it fit …

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p2i Week: Taj Carson on Hacking the Ignite Presentation Format

I’m Taj Carson and I’m the CEO of CRC, where we help organizations to tell their stories using data and data visualization. Last year, the Data Visualization & Reporting TIG hosted an Ignite session at the annual conference. I knew our work in mapping, including the development of the Baltimore DataMind, would be a great …

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p2i Week: Jane Davidson on p2i’s Messaging Model for Workshops

Potent Presentations aren’t just for paper sessions! This week’s posts, curated by dataviz dynamo Stephanie Evergreen, highlight ways that AEA members have used the Potent Presentations Initiative beyond paper sessions at the annual conference. If you think p2i doesn’t apply to your session type or situation, read on for inspirational guidance! Kia ora (greetings, from New …

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