On this page you’ll find evaluations from previous workshops I’ve run on presenting skills. These mainly pdf forms and screenshots are exactly as I received them from the organiser, warts and all!
Early August 2011: I gave a series of short individual presentations preceded by several presentations within a one day workshop at the American Psychological Association convention in Washington DC. The workshop was on tele health and I offered some insights into how Australia is going about this exciting shift in the delivery of psychological services.
Here is a screenshot of an email (with ID obscured for privacy I received after):
About a month later, the workshop team received feedback from the official evaluations. Quite a few were about the presentation styles and the words “dynamic” and “engaging” were mentioned.
Late August, 2001: In late August, I was invited to give a one day Presentation Magic workshop to a group of nurse educators, whom I learnt were steeped in Powerpoint 2003. The organiser had attended a very early workshop I had conducted for a government health agency (it’s located further down the blog for forensic nurses) and took some time tracking me down after her group had expressed the need to improve their presentation skills. She put her reputation on the line. Here’s the MS Word document she sent me in October with the evaluations. Nice!
– I gave a three hour Presentation Magic workshop to the Coaching Interest group of the Australian Psychological Society on June 5, 2010, in Melbourne, Australia. You can read the comments here: Coaching group evaluations.
January 2011: Macworld. Here are the evaluations for my one day workshop at Macworld. Not as many evaluations were handed in as macworld went from pen and paper evaluations, collected at the end of the day, to an online method. Much less compliance.
Average Attendance in Session = 40
Using a five-point scale, attendees were asked to rate each course on the following:
(1=Poor – 5=Excellent)
Met My Expectations = 4.5
Effectiveness of Speaker = 4.8
Effectiveness of Presentation/Media = 4.8
Match with Course Description = 4.5
Effectiveness of Audio Visuals/Sound = 4.8
OVERALL SESSION RATING = 4.7
I found this session to be:
Too Basic = 0%
Just Right = 90%
Too Advanced = 10%
– Here is the evaluation from Macworld 2010, where I presented a two day Powertools workshop in February 2010. You can see the evaluations by clicking this link: Macworld 2010 evals.
– Macworld 2009 evaluations, where I focussed on the why and how of presenting, and then showed how I used a combination of Apple’s Keynote 08 and 09 (released the day before!) to construct the presentation. (lposen_pr3)
– And here is Macworld 2008 evals, where I presented for about 75 minutes to about 250 people, for my first time. It was this presentation that proved Macworld MD Paul Kent’s faith in me was well placed, and saw me invited to present a two day Powertools workshop at Macworld 09 (lposen 915)
In 2006, I took my presentation skills and took them to a conference for accountants for their annual conference. I chose Personal Knoweldge Management as the topic, and for many it would have been the first time they saw a conference presentation without bullet points! (cpafeedback)
In 2007, I was invited to present at the Law Institute of Victoria Convention, with Presentation Skills for Lawyers for an hour. I was expected to use Powerpoint only, but I paid so I could use a Mac and Keynote!
Given I had something of a run-in with the conference organisers about this, it was gratifying to see the objective opinion offered by the outsourced evaluation organisation. (law-institute-eval2)
Soon after returning from Macworld 2008, I was invited to offer a one day “Effective Presentation Skills” workshop to a Victorian Department of Health Mental Health unit. They had heard of my work with another department helping them develop presentations to a group of forensic nurses. (2008-evaluation-effective-presentation-skills)