Evaluation Checklist

effective-evaluation

 

 

Toastmasters International has a good book you can download on Effective Evaluations.

 

 

 

Below is a video on how to give better evaluations.


 

Here is a basic list of things to look for when evaluating a speech.

Start

  • Notes/preparation
  • Title – Interesting/Attention Getting
  • Appearance – dressed appropriately
  • Audience research – does the speaker know his/her audience?

Speech Value – Original/Interesting

Opening

  • Shake hands with the audience
  • Attention Getting – 1st 30 seconds.

Body

  • Logical, easy to follow
  • Tell them what your’re going to tell them  – Tell them – Tell them what you told them.
  • Stories, anecdotes.
  • Limited numbers
  • Humor
  • Audience Participation

Conclusion

  • Memorable, rousing.
  • Ties whole speech together

Organization

  • Appropriate amount of material
  • Objective clearly stated
  • Time Management

Vocal

  • Volume
  • Inflection
  • Pace
  • Emphasis
  • Pause
  • Timing
  • Articulation Pronunciation
  • Fun, friendly, relaxed.
  • Enthusiasm

Non-Verbals

  • Posture
  • Gestures
  • Eye Contact
  • Facial Expression
  • Nervousness
  • Smiling

Audience

  • Knows names – Uses Names
  • Audience Participation

WII-FM (What’s In It For Me)

Handouts

Humor

  • Personal
  • Local
  • Tells it well
  • Voices
  • Punch line
  • Uses the audience
  • Questionable/Appropriate

MISC.

  • Microphone use
  • Ah count
  • Practiced
  • Q/A session
  • Lectern Use – don’t walk away from the lectern and leave it unattended.

Audio-Visuals

  • Power Point – Graphics are better than text.
  • Is text readable in the back?
  • Is the speaker looking at the screen or the audience?

Language

  • Politically correct
  • Grammar
  • Crutch words

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