Part 6 of the assignment: Evidence-based Capstone Project: Dissemination
It is important to share the outcome of your project with an audience. You can use the following steps to communicate effectively your project’s results.
- Identify your audience: It’s important to consider who your audience is, what their level of knowledge is on the subject matter, and what information they may be interested in. Your language, tone and presentation style may change depending on who you are addressing.
- Summary: Prepare a short summary that can be used as the basis for any communication. It should be an easily digestible and concise summary of all the important findings.
- Decide on the format that is best for your project. This will depend on who you are presenting to and what type of results you want. You can choose from a variety of options, including a PowerPoint presentation, a webcast, an infographic or video.
- Prepare your content. Make sure your content is easy to read and understand. If possible, avoid using jargon and technical terms. Visuals and graphics can help you to better explain your conclusions and make your work more understandable.
- You can practice your presentation in front a mirror, or with colleagues or friends. Practice until you’re confident.
- Delivering your presentation. Deliver your presentation confidently and in an engaging way. Be prepared to take questions from the audience.
- You can follow-up with your audience after your presentation to answer questions or provide any additional information. Distribute your summary as well as any other materials relevant to your presentation to your audience.
The key to successfully disseminating a project’s results is understanding your audience. Prepare clear and concise material, then deliver it using a format which is both engaging and understandable.