It’s All in How You Ask: The Nuances of Survey Question Design (cross post with actionable data blog)
If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. – Edward Hodnett, 20th century poet and writer t Evaluation 2014, the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, the incredible Kim Firth Leonard (find her over at...read more
Presentation Principle: Audience engagement through interactive strategies is key to a successful presentation. A presentation is a precious opportunity - Seth Godin n summer 2014, I had the opportunity to write the Audience Engagement Strategy...read more
Presentation Principle: The right setting can impact how your audience experiences a presentation. t's the Goldilocks conundrum: You're scheduled for a conference presentation (i.e., a non-ticketed event were people do not pre-register) and you get...read more
There are multiple pathways to great presentations. ome presenters are fortunate enough to be naturally possessed of stage presence, charisma, or a je ne sais quois that keeps their audience hanging on their every word. After all, Martin Luther...read more
ou're ready for the big day. You have your best content all set to go, well-designed visuals, and a plan for successful delivery including how to engage your audience. You've practiced in the mirror, on your family, and on your pets, and they have...read more
Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool, or you go out into the ocean. -Christopher Reeve n an ongoing quest to improve my data visualization skills, I recently ventured out from the security of the shallow end and took a stab at...read more
Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all. -Walt Whitman consider myself a novice, for...read more
Why Are Evaluators So Tentative about the Advocacy Aspect of Our Profession? (Guest Post by Rakesh Mohan)
I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting an evaluator whose work I’ve followed, and I invited him to write for Evaluspheric Perceptions. Rakesh Mohan has been a regular on EvalTalk, and I’ve admired him for putting his work out there and asking for feedback. In early...read more
ho hasn't answered the question, "What did you learn?" after attending a professional development session? As a PD facilitator and evaluator, I've certainly used feedback forms with this very question. After all, measuring participant learning is...read more
recent experience reviewing a professional organization's conference proposals for professional development sessions reminded me of the challenge program designers/facilitators encounter in identifying and articulating program outcomes. Time after...read more
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