IAF Methods

Improving Reports and Presentations

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Improving use of presentations and reports in meetings/workshops

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Goal

To ensure sharing of information and knowledge that has been generated by a smaller group is presented/reported in a meaningful way in meetings/workshops

Attachments

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Materials

    Instructions

    Before

    Pre-Work Required: Some care should go into preparing the report or presentation and how to use the information given in same.

    Suggest structure and time limit to presenter in advance, encourage use of simple visual aids, maybe hand drawn flipcharts, encourage presenter to think through the logic of the report/presentation, etc.

    During

    Break up presentations with periods of engagement activities

    Set aside time for questions and answers, facilitate a Q&A session

    Tell participants what you expect them to do with the information afterwards

    Distribute handouts after presentation, don't mix speaking with distributing papers

    After

    Follow-Up Required: Some way of processing the information should follow the report. What kind of processing depends on how the infomration will be used.

    Background

    Derived from: Found in Jo Nelson's "Meeting Tools"'

    Source: Sam Kaner, Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision Making, Third Edition, Page 130

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    • The Focused Conversation method works well after presentations.

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