They enable your audience to better understand the material you have provided. They can add credibility and substantiate the results you are presenting.
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Here is an example testimonial.
Testimonial: government disability strategy development
During the planning stage of their new disability strategy, one of the government departments got in touch with DPOs [disabled people’s organisations] and asked them the best ways to plan a consultation meeting with disabled people.
They wanted advice from a diverse range of disabled people on the development and implementation of the strategy, so we worked with them on planning the content and form of the meeting, and they got a disabled person to facilitate it too.
It was really great – I thought the meeting was inclusive, and engaged with the right people. And the department were happy too – they said they received helpful feedback on their new strategy and had ideas about how to move forward.
– Feedback from a person after attending a joint planning meeting