5= Excellent, Criteria Fulfilled 4= Very Good 3= Requires Noticeable Improvement 2= Requires Significant Improvement 1= Unacceptable
1. ____ Was the general speech goal (informative) maintained throughout the speech?
2. ____ Was the specific goal of the speech made clear by the time the Introduction was concluded?
3. ____ Was the topic a sufficiently honed subject so as to be manageable? (was there too much information?)
4. ____ Did the speaker seem to choose the topic carefully? (was there sufficient work put into it? Or was it tossed together the night before on the freeway or at the pub?)
5. ____ Did the speaker seem committed to the topic or did it sound like ‘I got to do something might as well do this’?
Analyzing and Adapting to the Audience
6. ____ Did the speaker create audience interest? (using one of these: timeliness, proximity, seriousness, revive interest)
7. ____ Did the speaker adapt to the audience's level of understanding? (use background information, present new information with proper supporting materials)
8. ____ Did the speaker build audience perception of their expertise and knowledge?
9. ____ Did the speaker build audience perception of their trustworthiness and general character?
10. ____ Did the speaker relate directly to the audience? (personal pronouns, rhetorical questions, share common experiences, use hypothetical situations, personalize information, build on common interests)
11. ____ Did the speaker appear to have audience reactions in mind BEFORE delivering the speech? WAS THE AUDIENCE IDENTIFIED AT THE START?
12. ____ Did the speaker maintain eye contact with the audience?
13. ____ Was emphasis used properly (placement, sequencing, proportion, repetition, transition)
14. ____ Was the speech conversational (enthusiastic, expressive, fluent)
15. ____ Was the speech delivered extemporaneously?
16. ____ Did the speaker use notes unobtrusively?
17. ____ Did the speaker use visual aids effectively?
18. ____ Was the language vivid and clear?
19. ____ Were grammar and pronunciation correct?
20. ____ Was nonverbal communication used effectively?
21. ____ Did the speaker satisfy the goals of a good Introduction? (get audience attention, set tone, create a bond of goodwill, transition well to the thesis statement)
22. ____ Did the speech open with one or more of the types and with impact? (startling statement, story, rhetorical question, personal reference, quotation, suspenseful opening, compliment, good use of statistic)
23. ____ Was the thesis statement concise and clear?
24. ____ Where the main points of the speech noted?
25. ____ Did the speaker effectively use transitions both to get into the Body and throughout the Body?
26. ____ Was the organization clear?
27. ____ Were the main points clear?
28. ____ Were main points supported properly with facts or expert opinion?
29. ____ Were there enough supporting materials? (examples, illustrations, statistics, anecdotes, narratives, comparisons and contrasts, quotations, attributed definitions and descriptions)
30. ____ Were the supporting materials "strong?"
Were the sources adequately cited within the speech? For
example, Saint Terrell said that “the cosmos is held together by superglue and
toothpaste” or according to expedia.com “five star hotels in
32. ____ Had the speaker done enough research? Do you have more than one or two sources for your information?
33. ____ Did the speech conclude appropriately? Did you tell us what you told us? Is it ten perenct of your speech?
34. ____ Did the speaker stay reasonably within the time limit?
35. ____ Correct bibliography
36. ____ Outline?
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Max 36X5 = 180 points/0.56 = 100.8%
IE. Lost 12 points – 168= 92.4%