A verbal presentation of results can ensure that intended users have an opportunity to be briefed on the results and to engage in a discussion about them.
Visual aids can provide support for inexperienced public speakers but can also get in the way of engaging directly with people. Powerpoint, a Microsoft Office product, is commonly used but there are alternatives shown below in Tools.
Advice for using this method
If using PowerPoint:
- Use the same style and formatting for each slide
- Use a design template that supports the information and does not distract from it
- Present information in phrases on the slide, not full sentences (except when quoting)
- Do not read from the slides
- Use a large, 20-point or larger size font
- Time the presentation at one slide per minute
- Set all the equipment up beforehand and test to make sure everything is in working order before the presentation begins.
Source: CRS and ARC (2008, p. 27).
Torres, R.T., H. Preskill, and M. E. Piontek. (2005). Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting: Enhancing Learning in Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Catholic Relief Services and American Red Cross (2008). ‘Communicating and Reporting on an Evaluation’. http://www.crsprogramquality.org/storage/pubs/me/MEmodule_communicating.pdf (PDF, 1.5MB)
John Paul Titlow. (2010). Read Write Biz ‘Hate PowerPoint? Here are 5 web-based alternatives. https://readwrite.com/hate-powerpoint-here-are-5-web-based-alternatives/