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473700-00055-1 Report Abstract

Testing Information to Improve Communication with Communities and Decision Makers

Kadijah Hall and Carol Abel Lewis, Texas Southern University, September 2011, 29 pp. (473700-00055-1)

This work focuses on important concepts in making information available to decision makers and the public, specifically focused on the Transportation Industry. The emphasis is on the PowerPoint presentation and enhancing the message through this medium. Critical elements include adhering to the assigned time limit, incorporating animation, font size, including images, techniques, and preparation.  While much information is available on-line about presentations, audiences at too many transportation meetings view substandard presentations, which likely negatively affect understanding and decision-making.  Blending available information, focus group feedback and observations yield a foundation for transportation planners in improving presentations to constituents.


Keywords: Public Presentations, Public Meetings, Information for Decision Makers, PowerPoint Presentations

SUMMARY REPORT (Adobe Acrobat File – 2 MB)