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 option (tips and traps)
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.
From CRS and ARC (2008) Communicating and Reporting on an Evaluation. p. 27.
- Nancy Duarte Slideology; the art and science of creating great presentations. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596522347/garrreynoldsc-20
- Prezi http://prezi.com/hgjm18z36h75/why-should-you-move-beyond-slides/#embed
- SlideRocket http://www.sliderocket.com/
- Google Docs
- 280 slides
- Zoho Show
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
John Paul Titlow Read Write Biz ‘Hate PowerPoint? Here are 5 web-based alternatives’ http://www.readwriteweb.com/biz/2010/11/hate-powerpoint-here-are-5-web-b...