So what if you created reports the same way publishers created magazines? That’s the question behind today’s post. Here is a link to Canva magazine templates. Things to keep in mind when using Canva for this kind of report writing. Magazine templates are shown as covers. But many have internal spreads as well (article templates). […]
I just presented at #eval19 from a thousand miles away…
11:25 AM Eastern Time – Text from Stephanie Evergreen Full house for your session. Is your co-presenter still coming? Ugh!!! I totally cancelled that a long time ago with AEA. So Crystal isn’t coming? Right. Is there a projector? Maybe you can feed me in. 5 minutes notice, no preparation… So I originally planned to […]
Infographic Shminfographic, just create a slidedoc.
As someone who has at many different points in his career created infographics, I don’t really like them. And I get why most people who are used to writing reports also dislike them. I mean sure, the medium is printable, downloadable, and tweetable, but so much of the time it’s all sizzle no steak. And […]
The “what is wrong with my report” cartoon post.
Here is a set of cartoons inspired by one of my latest free courses over at diydatadesign (I think the report color scheme one is my favorite). As an FYI, I just made diydatadesign simpler by combining all the self-paced video lessons and activities into one single course. I also split the live coaching sessions […]
Creating rabbit-hole content
The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down what seemed to be a very deep well. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland “How can you possibly fit all that we […]
Reporting for the Small Screen
Just a guess here, but I don’t think smart phones are going away anytime soon. I think it’s time to really start focusing on how we can use the technology as a reporting tool. And stop pretending that it’s not the place where a large number of our stakeholders engage with our programs on a […]