How Oral Presentations Are Evaluated

  • Was the speaker loud enough to be heard by everyone?
  • Was the presentation read from a text?
  • Was the presentation recited from memory?
  • Did the presenter speak too fast or too slow?
  • Was the presenter's pronunciation clear?
  • Did the presenter know how to pronounce the technical words and names of people and places in the presentation?
  • Was there an outline of the presentation handed out to the class?
  • Were any audio-visual aids used (overhead projector, PowerPoint, TV/VCR, etc.)?
  • How well did the presenter use this equipment? Did it improve the presentation?
  • Did the presenter look at the members of the class?
  • How well did the presenter answer questions?
  • Did the presenter know the material well?
  • Did the presenter go overtime?
  • Did the presenter involve the class during the presentation?
  • Did the presenter hide behind a lectern or other equipment?
  • Was the material clearly organized?
  • Were there clear transitions between the parts of the presentation?