Evaluation Contest Judge's Guide and Ballot

Judging Items Excellent  Very Good  Good Fair
Analytical Quality Clear,
28 - 39
17 - 27 0 - 16  
Recommendations Positive,
Specific, Helpful
22 - 29
13 - 21 0 - 12  
Technique Sympathetic,
Sensitive, Motivational
11 - 14
6 - 10
0 - 5
Concise, Encouraging
11 - 14
6 - 10
0 - 5
Total Score  

Judging Criteria

Analytical Quality refers to the effectiveness of the evaluation. Every evaluation should carefully analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the speaker's presentation. Were the evaluator's comments clear and logical? Did the evaluator identify specific strengths and weaknesses of the presentation?

Recommendations are an important part of an evaluation. An evaluator not only points out the strengths and weaknesses of a speech, he/she also offers specific recommendations for improvement. Recommendations should be practical, helpful, and positive, and they should enable the speaker to improve his/her next presentation.

Technique refers to the manner in which the evaluator presents his/her comments and recommendations. An evaluator should be sensitive to the feelings and needs of the speaker, yet inspire and encourage the speaker in his/her future speaking efforts.

Summation is how the evaluator concludes the evaluation. The conclusion should briefly summarize the evaluator's comments and suggestions, and be positive and encouraging.

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Composed with care by Peter Bunce, DTM, ATM-S
Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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