How You Feel

Evaluating Speakers #15

Worksheet Description

The “Evaluating Speakers” worksheet is a structured feedback form designed to assist students in reflecting on and assessing various aspects of a speaker’s presentation. It provides a range of response options – from “Excited” to “Nope” – for students to express their level of engagement and interest in the speaker’s topic or claim, knowledge, audience appropriateness, creativity, structure/organization, delivery, appearance, and overall presentation. This spectrum of responses allows students to convey their emotional and intellectual reaction to the presentation, offering a nuanced picture of its impact.

By completing this worksheet, students learn to consider and articulate the factors that contribute to a successful speech, such as the clarity of the message, the speaker’s command of the subject, and the ability to hold the audience’s attention. It also prompts students to think about the importance of presentation skills, including the effectiveness of the speaker’s delivery and visual appearance.

The final section of the worksheet invites students to tally their responses and provide an overall rating for the speech, along with an explanation for their judgment. This encourages students to synthesize their thoughts and provide a reasoned evaluation, which is a critical skill in academic and professional settings.