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EVALUATION FORM
Know Your Sense of Humor
Speech Title
Evaluator
Member Name Date
Speech Length: 5 – 7 minutes
Purpose Statement
The purpose of this project is to begin developing a collection of humorous stories and to present a speech that
includes humor.
Notes for the Evaluator
The member completing this project is working to add humor to a speech through anecdotes and stories.
The speech should not be a report on the content of the “Know Your Sense of Humor project.
General Comments
You excelled at:
You may want to work on:
To challenge yourself:
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EVALUATION FORM –
Know Your Sense of Humor
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
Humor: Humor is present and purposeful
Comment:
5 4 3 2 1
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EVALUATION CRITERIA
Know Your Sense of Humor
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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
Humor
5 Humor is obvious and well received by
the audience
4
Humor is present and much of the audience
responded well
3 Humor is present and purposeful
2 Attempted to add humor to the speech though
audience members did not respond
1
Made little or no attempt to add humor to
the speech
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