Instructions

Generic Presentation and Short Lecture Skills

This is an observation tool for teachers to give colleagues feedback on their general presentation/short lecture skills. Ideally, the observer and presenter should go through the generic 'behavioral descriptors' in advance.

Audit

Presentation Effectiveness

Tick the box if the teacher conducted a short presentation or lecture

How clearly was the purpose and structure of the presentation explained?

How effective was the teacher in grabbing interest?

How effectively was the content presented in supporting the aims of the presentation?

How effective was the presenter in terms of subject knowledge?

How effectively was multimedia used (e.g. slides, video) to support the presentation?

How effective was the teacher in creating interaction with listeners ?

How effective was the presenter in taking personal ownership of the presentation - in finding their 'own voice' ? e.g. using personal experience, humor etc

How effective was the presenter in being attentive to audience needs and responsive to their reactions.

How effective was the presenter in summing up and answering questions?

2. Quality of Delivery

How effective is the presenter in projecting their voice with appropriate speed pitch, volume and articulation

How effective is the presenter in speaking to one person at a time - e.g. using eye-contact, facial expressions and body language - to engage everyone.

How effective is the presenter's use of English to explain, clarify and elaborate the message

Global Impression

Overall how would you rate the effectiveness of today's presentation in achieving the goals of the session.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.