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Business Presentation Skills: Rubric for Evaluation

NJIT Rubric

NJIT Rubric for Evaluation of Oral Presentations

Evaluation of Oral Presentation*

(1)   Content of Presentation

a.         Adequacy and persuasiveness of presentation relative to topics covered.

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Student does not have grasp of information; can’t answer questions about subject.

 

Student is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions.

 

Student is at ease with information and answers all questions, without elaboration.

 

Student demonstrates full knowledge, answering all class questions with explanations and elaboration.

(2)   Organization of Presentation

a.      Orderliness and smoothness of flow

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Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.

 

Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around.

 

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow.

 

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.

(3)   Style

a.      Engagement and vigor

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Shows absolutely no interest in topic presented.

 

Shows some negativity toward topic presented.

 

Occasionally shows positive feelings about topic.

 

Demonstrates a strong, positive feeling about topic during entire presentation.

b.                              Eye Contact with Audience (sparing use of notes)

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Student reads all of report with no eye contact.

 

Student occasionally uses eye contact but still reads most of report.

 

Student maintains eye contact most of the time but frequently returns to notes.

 

Student maintains eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes.

c.       Elocution (speaks clearly)

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Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for students in the back of class to hear.

 

Student's voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing.

 

Student's voice is clear.

Student pronounces most words correctly. Most

Audience members can hear.

 

Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear presentation.

(4)   Mechanics

a.      Poise (completes sentences, no filled pauses)

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Tension and nervousness is obvious; has trouble recovering from mistakes.

 

Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes.

 

Makes minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them; displays little or no tension.

 

Student displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self, with no mistakes.

 b.      Body language (gestures, fidgeting)

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No movement or descriptive gestures.

 

Very little movement or descriptive gestures.

 

Made movements or gestures that enhance articulation.

 

Movements seem fluid and help the audience visualize.

c.       Use and Quality of Visual Aids (Computer, Chalkboard)

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Student uses unnecessary graphics (or no graphics) and what they use have many spelling and/or grammatical errors.

 

Student occasionally uses graphics that rarely support presentation. Presentation has some misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

 

Student's graphics relate to text and presentation. There may be a few misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

 

Student's graphics explain and reinforce presentation. There are no misspellings or grammatical errors.

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