Sheila B Robinson

Reflections of an everyday educator/program evaluator/professional developer…LEARNER


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Presentation Principles: A Secret Facilitation Move to Increase Audience Engagement

Presentation Principle:

Keeping an audience engaged throughout the presentation is one key to success.

I recently wrote about handling the Q&A portion of the presentation, but did not cover this important move.

Here’s the set-up:

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The Future of Dataviz: What’s in Store for 2015?

Happy New Year!

Forbes claimed in early 2014, “data visualization is the future.” Microsoft called 2014 “the year of infographics.”

And a few weeks ago, my friend, fellow evaluator, blogger, and dataviz aficionado Ann K. Emery  proposed that a bunch of bloggers write out our predictions about data visualization in 2015. According to Ann’s invitation, The only rules: Nobody gets to discuss their predictions/wishes ahead of time. It’ll be fun to see how our predictions overlap (or don’t), and then we can have live discussions via the comments section of our posts.

With that, I invite you to read not only this post, but also Ann’s Blog to see what she has to say, and to check out a few others as well.  Continue reading