Presentation evaluation

Mindmap for making presentation evaluations:

  •  preparation/intro
    • talk with speaker, what kind of feedback do you want?
    • manual / goal of this speech
    • read-up on evaluating, sharpen your saw
  • parts to look at
    • effect
      • personal, enriching, inspiring
      • purpose: inform/persuade/entertain/inspire
      • audience reception, focus on audience
      • humor, enthusiasm, personality
    • content
      • concrete vs. abstract
      • past, future, present
      • rhetorical devices
    • tools
      • visuals and props
      • notes
      • supporting material / research
      • quotes
    • body language
      • eye contact – one complet thought
      • posture open/close, confidence, direction/focus
      • face/smile
      • gestures/hands
      • use of floor
    • vocal variety
      • speed
      • volume
      • pitch
      • pauses
      • articulation
    • language
      • words: simple/slang/jargon/technical
      • images/vividness
      • active vs. passive
      • grammar
    • structure
      • opening: approach, hook, clear intent
      • outline: chrono/spatial/causal/comparative/topical/problem-solving
      • transitions
      • closing – consise, summary, memorable/call to action
      • overall structure
  • presentation
    • make a point from the speech, teach a lesson to all
    • sandwich / CRC – commend recommend commend/conclude
    • intro
      • she/he showed us …, thanks
      • purpose of the speech
      • summarize the speech
    • concrete points from the speech
    • focus on a few points in depth
    • talk about how it impacts the audience, rather than what you would do as speaker
    • personal opinion, personal dequalifiers, girafsprog, my point of view
    • presentation
      • notes – careful, not look in them much
      • ‘and’, not ‘but’
      • avoid cliches
      • job: improve the speaker, not speaking yourself
    • start with the end in mind

Rasmus Erik 2012-03-18