presentations

Your Conference Session is an Intervention—Pitch it Like One by Joshua Joseph

Hi all, I’m Josh Joseph, Senior Officer in Planning and Evaluation at The Pew Charitable Trusts.  This blog is about applying what we do naturally as evaluators—examining how change happens—to help us write better conference session proposals and increase the chances they will be accepted. After serving on several (non-AEA) conference committees in recent years, …

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DUP Week: Using Technology to Create an Inclusive Meeting Environment with Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz

Greetings! We are Della Thomas and Marcia Kolvitz. Della works with local school districts to providing language access services to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Marcia is an educational consultant who focuses on professional development in the areas of transition planning and postsecondary opportunities for students and youth who are deaf or …

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Create an efficient presentation design workflow by Echo Rivera

Hey everyone! I’m Echo Rivera, owner of Creative Research Communications and research associate at Center for Policy Research. My passion is helping evaluators bring creativity to the research communication process. Today I want to talk about your presentation design workflow. Let me ask you something: does the process of making a presentation stress you out? …

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MESI Week: Jean King on Bringing Evaluation Training to Life

This is Jean King, professor of Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota and mother of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI—pronounced “messy” because evaluation is that way). MESI began 20 years ago to provide high quality evaluation training to all comers: evaluation practitioners, students, accidental evaluators, and program staff and administrators. We are fortunate …

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Sheila B Robinson on a new p2i tool: The Audience Engagement Workbook!

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor. Evaluation is my newer career. I’m actually an educator, having taught in K12 schools and at a university. I’m also a professional developer, having provided PD courses, workshops, coaching, and mentoring to educators and evaluators for more than 15 years, so I’m no stranger to …

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Sheila B Robinson on Being an “Iconic” Presenter! ;-)

Hello! It’s Sheila B Robinson, aea365 Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a fabulous and   tool for polishing your presentations! Great presentations are complemented by great visuals. Using icons on your slides are one way to organize information visually, and direct your audience’s attention to the topic at hand. There is no shortage …

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Best of aea365 week: John Nash on Creating Outstanding Presentation Slides

My name is John Nash, and I am an associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a joint appointment in Human Computer Interaction. I’m also a program strategist, evaluator, and design geek. 2014 Update:  I am now an associate professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department …

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James Coyle on Use of the Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) in Evaluation Contexts Outside of the AEA Conference

My name is James Coyle and I am the Director of Performance and Evaluation at the Interior Health Authority; I’m also involved in the Evaluation Mentoring Canada initiative and an active evaluation podcaster. Even though the AEA annual conference is right around the corner, I want to tell you how I’ve used AEA resources outside …

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Bryon Welch and Rakesh Mohan on Interactive Presentation of Evaluation Reports

Greetings from beautiful Boise, Idaho! We are Bryon Welch (principal evaluator) and Rakesh Mohan (director) at the Idaho Legislature’s Office of Performance Evaluations. Working for a state legislature, we are always trying to come up with different ideas on how to effectively present our analysis. Because our reports are used by policymakers whose attention is …

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Susan Kistler on the (Mostly) Joys of Using (Free) Haiku Deck to Make Gorgeous Slides

My name is Susan Kistler and I am the Executive Director Emeritus of the American Evaluation Association. I am a student of the act of presenting, always on the lookout for ways to improve. Rad Resource – Haiku Deck: I have been trying out Haiku Deck, an alternative to PowerPoint for creating presentation slide decks. …

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