Communication: Formal/Informal Presentation

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Voice: Volume and Voice Inflection

Difficult or unable to hear presenter. Volume often too soft to be heard by all audience members. Monotone throughout presentation, no voice inflection used. Often mumbles or can not be understood.

Can be heard by majority of audience. Volume is loud enough to be heard by audience members sitting closest to the presenter. Speaks clearly and distinctly most of the time. Limited use of voice inflection.

Volume is loud enough to be heard by almost all audience members throughout the presentation. There is no mumbling. Speaks clearly and distinctly all the time, but may rush speaking so main points are lost or missed.

Speaks clearly and distinctly all the time. Audible in all parts of the room. Uses voice inflection to engage audience and emphasize main points.

Body Language

Presenter shows lack of presentational awareness; body movement is distracting from presentation. Consistently not standing up straight. Body language is poor throughout presentation (while group members present).

Presentational awareness is adequate: standing up straight a majority of the time with limited distracting body movement. Attentive while other group members present.

Presentational awareness is proficient: standing up straight with no distracting body movement. Attentive while other group members present.

Presentational awareness is dynamic: presenter stands up straight throughout presentation and posture is open to audience. No distracting body movement. Tracks presenter throughout presentation.

Eye Contact

Limited to no eye contact throughout the presentation.

Presenter attempts scanning. Establishes eye contact with a few sectors of the audience.

Presenter makes eye contact for a majority of the presentation, but may focus attention to only one section of the room or to teachers.

Presenter effectively scans and establishes eye contact with all sectors of the audience throughout the presentation. Presenter uses eye contact to engage their audience.

Preparation

Presenter does not meet time requirements. Presentation shows lack of practice and readiness. Does not synthesize, but simply recites others work.

Presenter is adequately prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking. Some synthesis but needs to be implemented throughout presentation.

Presenter is prepared, but could be less reliant on notecards. Synthesis of information throughout but could use more clarity.

Presenter is clearly prepared, and not dependant on notecards. Synthesis brings clarity to presentation.

Knowledge and Clarity of Information

Presenter does not express understanding of content and knowledge of topic clearly. Presenter communicates limited depth of knowledge on topic.

Presenter expresses adequate understanding of content and knowledge of topic. Presenter communicates some depth of knowledge on topic.

Presenter expresses clear understanding of content and knowledge of topic. Presenter communicates depth of knowledge on topic by synthesizing and customizing information.  

Presenter expresses dynamic and expert understanding of content and knowledge of topic. Presenter communicates depth of knowledge on topic by synthesizing and customizing information to fit scope of the audience.  

Attire

General attire not appropriate for audience (jeans, t-shirt, shorts).

Casual business attire, but wore sneakers or seemed somewhat wrinkled.

Casual business attire.

Business attire, very professional look.