Things I Learned

Evaluating Speakers #14

Worksheet Description

The “Evaluating Speakers” worksheet is a detailed resource that helps students methodically critique and reflect on the performance of a speaker. The worksheet prompts students to record the speaker’s name and the topic discussed, followed by space for students to write down key learnings and recommendations provided by the speaker. This encourages students to actively listen and distill the essence of the speech, fostering a deeper engagement with the content presented.

In the second part of the worksheet, students are invited to rate various aspects of the speaker’s presentation on a scale from one to five, with one being the highest or best score, and five being the lowest or worst. The aspects for evaluation include the effectiveness of the opening, organization, closing, and technique, as well as the speaker’s use of body language, voice, word choice, and the overall impact of the speech.

This structured approach enables students to provide a comprehensive assessment of the presentation, considering both the content and delivery style. It is an excellent tool for educators to help students develop critical evaluation skills and for speakers to receive constructive feedback on their presentations.