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Get Ready for Evaluation 2017!

AEA is now accepting proposals for Evaluation 2017 in Washington, DC. Check out some of these great tools and resources as you prepare your Potent Presentations, and head on over to the Tools page to download the Presentation Preparation Checklist. It will guide you and your co-presenters along a well-paced schedule to a prepared and calm session in Atlanta!

New Resource!

Calling all presenters! Whether you’re sharing research, hosting a workshop, facilitating a think tank, or giving a keynote, you want your audience hanging on your every word. In a previous webinar, Sheila B Robinson introduced The Audience Engagement Strategy Book, the latest in the family of Potent Presentation (p2i) tools, featuring more than 20 strategies for encouraging and supporting your audience to pay attention, and to intellectually engage with you, your material, and each other. In this second webinar on the topic, Sheila will go beyond the book to introduce even more interactive strategies appropriate for a variety of presentations

Now is the time for you to be fine-tuning your presentation and honing your delivery so that your audience is engaged with you. For inspiration, check out the Audience Engagement Strategy Book. It has more than 20 ways for you to connect with your audience and keep them involved in your presentation.








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Hoping to chairing a session at Evaluation 2016? Ever wonder what you are actually supposed to do as a chair? Wonder no more – it’s all spelled out in our Session Chairs Checklist. Chair responsibilities actually begin well in advance of the conference and include small things to do each month to keep the presenters on track and fully prepared for an awesome session. Can you guess what you should do after the session? Download and find out!


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Ever leave a conference session and feel like you didn’t have a single takeaway point? This 45-minute Potent Presentations Initiative session trained conference presenters in developing an organized plan for conveying evaluation materials. We described the architecture of a great presentation, in terms of how to structure the unfolding of a presentation to make it an educational event for the audience.

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What is good graphic design in evaluation reporting? Intention and good graphic design can support reader cognition, ultimately increasing the likelihood of evaluation use. To demonstrate the graphic design best practices, this session will feature real before-and-after evaluation reporting designs submitted by AEA members.


This Potent Presentations Initiative demonstration is on how to give goosebumps. You know – it’s that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been glued to the speaker since she opened her mouth and you’ve absorbed every moment of the talk. In this training session, we will discuss how to get and keep attention, how to engage an audience, and how to help them retain the content long after the presentation is over.

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