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Dynamic Dozen: Delivery. Tips from top presenters from the American Evaluation Association

This study consisted of interviews with a dozen of the top AEA presenters to get their secrets about how to make and deliver great presentations. Their comments were grouped into three stages of presenting: message, design, and
delivery. This report focuses solely on Delivery, that is, the execution of a wellprepared presentation. While the context for their talks spanned long and short presentations, and included different types of audiences and purposes, their insights can be used or modified by evaluators for their own presentations at the AEA annual conference and elsewhere. Moreover, their suggestions may not be suited for the comfort level of all presenters. Take what you can and apply it to your own context to make your presentations more potent.

The final stage in the presentation cycle is delivery. When the Dynamic Dozen talked about their strategies for solid delivery, they pointed out these 10 areas: practice, be natural, ease the nerves, assess the audience, connect with the audience, manage the audience, pace yourself, handle the discussion, reflect, and revise.


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Author Anjanette Raber
Publisher American Evaluation Association Potent Presentations Initiative
Publication Date August 1, 2012
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Submitted to Point K August 29, 2012 - 10:36am


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