Rating system and table describing effective presenters.
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Circle the answer that best describes your reaction to this individual’s presentation.
- How would you rate the quality of this individual’s presentation?
- a. very ineffective
- b. ineffective
- c. neither
- d. effective
- e. very effective
- This individual’s presentation was
- a. very unprofessional
- b. unprofessional
- c. neither
- d. professional
- e. very professional
- This individual was
- a. very unprepared
- b. unprepared
- c. neither
- d. prepared
- e. very prepared
Write in the number that best describes your reaction to this individual’s presentation based on the presentation rubric.
|Individual’s Eye Contact|
|Individual’s Body Language|
|Individual’s command of Material|
|Individual’s Voice Qualities|
|Individual’s Visual Aids|
Table: A Rubric for Judging the Quality of an Oral Business Presentation
|Eye Contact||Essentially no eye contact. Reads continuously, glancing up only once or twice a minute. Stares at ceiling or consistently looks at slide screen.||Somewhere between no and moderate eye contact.||Moderate eye contact. Either faces audience but refers to notes or slides occasionally (couple of times a minute) or turns body sometimes at screen.||Somewhere between moderate and continuous eye contact.||Continuous eye contact. faces audience and refers to notes or slides less than once a minute. Rarely glances at slide screen or at part of room away from audience.|
|Body Language||Distracting. Sways, paces, or fidgets so that audience is distracted from presentation. Poor use of hands (in pockets, jingling keys, playing with pen).||Somewhere between distracting and neutral body language.||Neutral. Stands facing the audience. Occasionally uses hands and body movements appropriately, but may still be a little stiff or nervous.||Somewhere between neutral and engaging body language.||Engaging. Uses gestures (e.g., pointing with hands) and expressions to enhance the presentation. Speaker looks very comfortable and natural.|
|Voice Qualities||Poor. Halting, uneven pace. Cannot hear all of the words due to mumbling, speaking too softly, speaking too fast, or in monotone.||Somewhere between poor and adequate voice qualities.||Adequate pace and volume. Speaks fairly clearly but lacks sufficient variations in vocal intonation for emphasis.||Somewhere between adequate and excellent voice qualities.||Fluid, natural delivery. Speaks moderately slowly with good vocal variety, articulation, and volume.|
|Command of Material||Poor. Struggles often to find words. Reads most of presentation.||Somewhere between poor and adequate command of material.||Reads less than once a minute, struggles occasionally to find words.||Somewhere between adequate and excellent command of material.||Excellent. Does not read from notes or slides. Expresses ideas fluently in own words.|
|Visual Aids||Ineffective. Overheads, slides or handouts are hard to read, distracting, or inadequate for presentation.||Somewhere between ineffective and adequate visual aids.||Adequate. Readable overheads, handouts. Enhance presentation.||Somewhere between adequate and excellent visual aids.||Excellent overheads or slides. Easy to read, attractive, greatly enhance presentation.|
|Content||Poor. Purpose not clear, information disjointed or inadequate.||Somewhere between poor and adequate content.||Adequate. Information is usually relevant and appropriate to audience.||Somewhere between adequate and engaging content.||Engaging. Information is relevant to audience. Excellent details.|