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EVALUATION FORM
Ice Breaker
Speech Title
Evaluator
Member Name Date
Speech Length: 4 – 6 minutes
Purpose Statement
The purpose of this project is for the member to introduce himself or herself to the club and learn the basic
structure of a public speech.
Notes for the Evaluator
This member is completing his or her first speech in Toastmasters. The goal of the evaluation is to give the member
an effective evaluation of his or her speech and delivery style. Because the “Ice Breaker is the first project a member
completes, you may choose to use only the notes section and not the numerical score.
General Comments
You excelled at:
You may want to work on:
To challenge yourself:
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EVALUATION FORM –
Ice Breaker
For the evaluator: In addition to your verbal evaluation, please complete this form.
5
EXEMPLARY
4
EXCELS
3
ACCOMPLISHED
2
EMERGING
1
DEVELOPING
Clarity: Spoken language is clear and is easily understood
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Vocal Variety: Uses tone, speed, and volume as tools
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Eye Contact: Effectively uses eye contact to engage audience
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Gestures: Uses physical gestures effectively
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Audience Awareness: Demonstrates awareness of audience engagement
and needs
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Comfort Level: Appears comfortable with the audience
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
Interest: Engages audience with interesting, well-constructed content
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
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EVALUATION CRITERIA
Ice Breaker
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This criteria lists the specific goals and expectations for the speech. Please review each level to help you complete
the evaluation.
Clarity
5 Is an exemplary public speaker who is always
understood
4 Excels at communicating using the spoken word
Spoken language is clear and is easily understood
2 Spoken language is somewhat unclear or
challenging to understand
1
Spoken language is unclear or not easily understood
Vocal Variety
5 Uses the tools of tone, speed, and volume
to perfection
4 Excels at using tone, speed, and volume as tools
3 Uses tone, speed, and volume as tools
2 Use of tone, speed, and volume requires
further practice
1 Ineffective use of tone, speed, and volume
Eye Contact
5 Uses eye contact to convey emotion and
elicit response
4 Uses eye contact to gauge audience reaction
and response
3 Effectively uses eye contact to engage audience
2 Eye contact with audience needs improvement
1 Makes little or no eye contact with audience
Gestures
5 Fully integrates physical gestures with content to
deliver an exemplary speech
4 Uses physical gestures as a tool to enhance speech
3 Uses physical gestures effectively
2 Uses somewhat distracting or limited gestures
1 Uses very distracting gestures or no gestures
Audience Awareness
5 Engages audience completely and anticipates
audience needs
4 Is fully aware of audience engagement/needs
and responds effectively
3 Demonstrates awareness of audience
engagement and needs
2 Audience engagement or awareness of audience
requires further practice
1 Makes little or no attempt to engage audience or
meet audience needs
Comfort Level
5
Appears completely self-assured with the audience
4 Appears fully at ease with the audience
3 Appears comfortable with the audience
2 Appears uncomfortable with the audience
1 Appears highly uncomfortable with the audience
Interest
5 Fully engages audience with exemplary, well-
constructed content
4 Engages audience with highly compelling, well-
constructed content
3 Engages audience with interesting, well-
constructed content
2 Content is interesting but not well-constructed
or is well-constructed but not interesting
1
Content is neither interesting nor well-constructed
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