Checklist for Oral Presentations
- Development of the Speech or Presentation
- Analyze the audience.
- Begin with an attention-getter.
- Preview the main points.
- Limit the discussion to no more than three or four points.
- Explain who, what, when, where, why, and how.
- In longer presentations, include previews and summaries of major points as you along.
- Close by reviewing your main points and making a memorable statement.
- Visual Aids
- Use visual aids to show how things look, work, or are related to one another.
- Use visual aids to highlight important information and to create interest.
- Select appropriate visual aids
- Use flip charts, boards, or transparencies for small, informal groups.
- Use slides or films for major occasions and large groups.
- Establish eye contact.
- Speak clearly and distinctly.
- Do not go too fast.
- Be sure everyone can hear.
- Speak in your natural style.
- Stand up straight.
- Use gestures in a natural, appropriate way.
- Encourage questions.
- Allow questions during the presentation if the group is small.
- Ask the audience to hold their questions until the end if the group is large or hostile.
Oral Presentation Evaluation
Date of presentation:
Scale: 5=excellent 4=above average 3=average 2=fair 1=none
Topic & Purpose
1. Topic sufficiently limited?
2. Specific purpose established?
Content & Organization
4. Gives needed information?
5. Makes purpose clear?
6. Relates topic to audience?
7. Main points clearly stated?
8. Clearly, logically organized?
9. Effective transitions?
10. Enough supporting evidence?
11. Evidence clearly presented?
12. Effective visual aids?
13. Emphasizes main points?
14. Provides note of finality?
15. Ends with high interest?
16. Eye contact?
19. Rate appropriate?
23. Vocalized pauses avoided?
24. Uses expressions appropriate to speaking situation?
25. Word choice appropriate?
Overall rating 5 4 3 2 1
Reasons for rating:
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