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Oral Communication Center

Evaluating a Presentation

Oral Presentation Checklist

Presenter: ____________________
Date: __________
Introduction
  • Speaker engages audience attention and interest (relevance, importance, timeliness, etc.).
  • Speaker clearly identifies thesis, purpose, or central question (focus).
  • Speaker clearly previews presentation's structure or content (scope and sequence).  (If thesis or preview is withheld, is this appropriate and effective?)

    Comments:
Development
  • Points are clear and arranged in logical order.
  • Speaker provides appropriate transitions between points.
  • Speaker adequately clarifies terms and concepts.
  • Speaker adequately explains points and supports arguments.
  • Speaker restates or summarizes points as needed.
  • Speaker cites sources appropriately (orally or on visuals).

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Audiovisual Media
  • Media make sense and enhance the presentation.
  • Speaker effectively integrates media with what is being said.
  • Speaker provides appropriate transitions between media clips or PP slides.
  • PP slides are effectively designed (clear, uncluttered, adequate size, good contrast, consistent).
  • PP slides are correct in terms of spelling, grammar, citations, etc.

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Conclusion
  • Speaker summarizes as needed.
  • Speaker reinforces or re-establishes the thesis, purpose, or central question.
  • Speaker closes appropriately.

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Delivery
  • Speaker uses clear, appropriate language.
  • Speaker uses appropriate rate and volume.
  • Speaker uses few "uhs" and "ums."
  • Speaker uses voice expressively.
  • Speaker makes sufficient eye contact.
  • Speaker uses nonverbal behavior that supports the message.

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