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10 Unintended Consequences of Bad Evaluation Criteria

Posted on: August 21st, 2016 | by Bill Kenney

LLV Demo Day 130626Organizations use evaluation criteria in many ways. When the criteria are inadequate a variety of unintended consequences occurs. Here’s our top 10 list of things that go wrong with bad evaluation criteria.LLV Demo Day 130626

  • Bad decisions are made
  • The wrong people and ideas are recognized
  • The wrong entrants are modeled
  • The wrong behaviors and activities are reinforced
  • Educational value is lost
  • Participants are disenfranchised
  • The community is misinformed
  • Future participants disengage
  • Judges wisdom isn’t leveraged
  • Participants chose the wrong path and perform the wrong activities

Evaluation criteria affect much more than most of us would image. Making sure that the appropriate criteria are used is fundamental to a successful program.

Would you like to learn more about developing effective criteria? If so, then join us for the Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric webinar on Tuesday, August 23 at Noon eastern time. Follow this link for more details and to register.

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Questions to Date – Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Rubric

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 | by Bill Kenney

Here’s a quick highlight of participant questions that have already been posed so far for the January 22, 2016 webinar – Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Rubric. For more details or to register click here.

The question we posed
What questions or challenges do you have related to developing the effective criteria?

The responses to-date

  • How do we get untrained judges to use rubrics reliably and quickly?
  • How to override the judges’ own biases?
  • How to have an efficient system that taps into key competencies of students and is easily understood by a diverse judging team.
  • When judges are exposed to multiple pitches back to back, the baseline for how the pitches are ranked starts to shift. If the first team had an strong performance they might be scoring the one right after that a bit more harshly compared to the rest. The same problem if the opposite happens, a weak team making an average performance after have inflated numbers. What happens is judging scores, tallied up end up looking a bit skewed and judges would prefer to discuss the results vs. relying purely on the numerical scores?

  • Are there differences between criteria to evaluate pitch competitions and for adult in class presentations?
  • How do you best create consistency in the application of criteria?
  • How do you get all judges to use the same scale when completing the rubric?
  • How do you adjust the criteria based upon the audience?
  • What are the top 3 steps to creating valuable criteria?
  • What makes criteria effective?
  • As our programs have undergone various evolutions, first starting with rigorous and multiple (maybe onerous) criteria, we have had to “water down” our criteria in an attempt to get more people to take part in a program. This is frustrating and in the end cheapens program value. How do we create meaningful criteria that is both objective and simple?
  • How to communicate criteria so that judges interpret it the way we meant them to?
  • How to picking criteria that are correct?
  • How to adapt criteria to compensate for the natural irrational human factor?
  • What are the most important elements to include in innovator/innovation assessment criteria?
  • We are coordinating two grant processes this year. What are the best practices for judging and comparing proposals?

Responses outside the topic area

  • What is the most powerful opening / statement pertaining to a sales pitch? By whom? Is it used for every sale?

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See Bill Speak…

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 | by Bill Kenney

billheadshotjf2Some call it “obsessive podium disorder,” we just call getting out and having fun with friends. Here are some of the upcoming events where Bill Kenney is speaking. Some are open to the public, some are not. Feel free to contact Bill directly regarding having him deliver great content to your audience.

Bill Kenney email or phone 860-573-4821.

Date Organization Topic (public events have information link)
3/29/2016 CT Entrepreneurs Meetup #CTEM1 Effective Pitching
3/24/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Judging Nightmares…Make your judging reliable and informative!
3/15/2016 Cumulus Global 3T@3 Webcast Series Pitching Innovation
3/14/2016 Startup Con Live March 2016 Connect and Collaborate
2/27/2016 Connecticut NewVentureChallenge Effective Pitching
2/23/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar 5 Reasons Why Your Training is Failing and What to Do About It
1/22/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Rubric
1/14/2016 Startup Champions Network – webinar Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Your Ecosystem
12/17/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Listening: The Secret to Powerful Communication!
11/20/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Role-Plays that Rock!
11/12/2016 Startup Champions Network – webinar Measuring Ecosystem Success
10/24/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Make Your Pitch Event Kick-Butt
9/24/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar The Millennial Paradox!
8/27/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Mentee Mayhem!
7/21/2016 Test My Pitch – webinar Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric
6/25/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar Stale and Underrepresented: How to Reinvigorate Your Community
5/27/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar When a Negative is a Positive: Making Feedback Effective
5/28/2015 US Association of Association Executives Stand Out in 30 Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction
5/7/2015 CT Association of Association Executives It’s Not About The Event: Selling and Retaining Trade Show Sponsorship
4/23/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar Huh, What’d They Just Say? Methods for Improving Student, Entrepreneur and Staff Communication.
3/24/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar Build Community: How to Diversify Beyond the Usual Suspects
3/11/2015 Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce Standout in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction
3/6-8/2015 Startup Weekend Startup Weekend Louisville
2/25/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar Feedback Failures: Where Feedback Goes Off Track and How to Correct It!
1/29/2015 Test My Pitch – webinar Business Plan Competitions are Broken…and What to Do About It!
10/7/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Demo: Test My Pitch and Score My Pitch Platform
9/30/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Measuring Impact: 7.5 Questions with Brian Barge from The Evidence Network
9/26/2014 CT Technology Council Connecting with Investors at the CT Innovation Summit
9/23/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Demo: Test My Pitch and Score My Pitch Platform
9/19/2014 Invest-in-Bavaria Effective Picthing and Networking in the U.S.
9/16/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Referential Learning: The Value of Modeling Success
9/9/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Demo: Test My Pitch and Score My Pitch Platform
9/5/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Build Community: How to Diversify Beyond the Usual Suspects
9/4/2014 Metropolitan District Commission Effective Pitching at Matchmaker Events
8/19/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Demo: Test My Pitch and Score My Pitch Platform
8/12/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Pitch Events are Broken and What to Do About It!
8/5/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Demo: Score My Pitch Platform
7/29/2014 Test My Pitch – webinar Criteria Conundrum: Developing Your Ultimate Pitch Evaluation Rubric
7/22/2014 Metropolitan District Commission Effective Pitching at Matchmaker Events
6/16/2014 CT Legal Conference Make Connection: Grow Your Career Utilizing the Tools of Business Networking 2.0
6/9/2014 Sandbox Summit Pitching: How to nail a pitch
6/4/2014 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Standout in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction, Part II
5/30/2014 UP Global Summit 2014 Measuring Impact
5/22/2014 University of CT – Technology Incubation Program Connecting with Investors: From 10-Seconds to 3-Minutes
5/20/2014 International Conference on Business Incubation How Are You Really Impacting Clients?
5/15/2014 EntreFest Effective Pitching: Nail It Every Time!
5/15/2014 EntreFest Pitch Practice Session: Come On, You’re Among Friends
5/15/2014 EntreFest Business Networking 2.0: New Tools to Grow Your Sphere of Influence
4/29/2014 Event Resources – Roundtable The Rules of Engagement: Maximizing Your Resources to Develop Long Term Relationships
4/9/2014 Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Standout in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction
2/19/2014 Clark University, MBA, Spark Entrepreneurship Organization Connecting with Your Audience – Pitch and Be Heard
1/30/2014 Wire Association International New England Chapter Making Connection On and Offline
11/9/2013 Northeastern University – Husky Startup Challenge Pitch Workshop, Test My Pitch Demo
11/8/2013 reSET Accelerator Pitching on Demo Day: Part II
11/7/2013 CT Technology Council CT Innovation Summit: Pitching, Test My Pitch
10/28/2013 LaunchHaven Startup Weekend New Haven: Pitch Workshop at the Boot Camp
10/27/2013 University of CT – Business Connections Learning Community Entrepreneurship and Business Networking
10/15/2013 Execunet Standout in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction
10/7/2013 American Marketing Association – ECSU Self-Introduction for College Students
10/4/2013 CT Technology Council Connecting with Investors at the CT Innovation Summit
10/3/2013 Startup Weekend Hartford 1-Minute Pitch Workshop
10/3/2013 CT Technology Council Connecting with Investors at the CT Innovation Summit
10/2/2013 CT Technology Council Connecting with Investors at the CT Innovation Summit
10/1/2013 The Idea Circle for Women Conference Raise Your Profile in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact
9/27/2013 reSET Accelerator Pitching on Demo Day: Part I
8/20/2013 reSET Coworking Effective Pitching: Cause the Effect You Intend
8/19/2013 CT DEV STARTUP Test My Pitch Demo
6/6/2013 CT Business Expo Standout in 30-Seconds: How to Make a High Impact Self-Introduction