We are not strangers to presentations. Even if you were the shy kid who hung at the back of the class and hid from everyone, chances are you’ve stood in front of your class—or a number of people, at the very least—and gave a presentation.
No matter if it’s a formal presentation given in a boardroom with a dozen executives eyeing you or a simple show-and-tell in front of your classmates, it yields the same feeling of unease and anxiety. However, given practice and listening to constructive advice, there are people who overcome their nerves and have no problem standing in front of a crowd. Check out these Sample Forms for evaluating presentations.
Sample Oral Presentation Evaluation Form
Presentation Self-Evaluation Form Example
Group Presentation Evaluation Form in PDF
Presentation Skills Evaluation Form
Student Presentation Evaluation Form
Purpose of Evaluating after a Presentation
As if giving the presentation isn’t scary enough, now you have to stand and nod and smile while people tell you what you didn’t do right.
Disheartening as that might sound, keep in mind that the purpose of an evaluation is not to embarrass you, lower your self-esteem, and crush your ego. An evaluation is conducted after a presentation is given is so that
- hearing the good points of their work acknowledged and praised could boost self-esteem and motivation;
- constructive criticisms help the presenters identify gaps in their presentation;
- it presents them with views from different angles; and
- for young students, hearing non-positive comments on their work would take away their safety cushions and prepare them for their life in a world that isn’t made of rainbows and cotton candy.
A performance evaluation would look more or less like a Leadership Evaluation Form or a Workshop Evaluation Form. They come in either a survey questionnaire, close- and open-ended questions evaluation form, or a hybrid of both.
Oral Presentation Evaluation Criteria Form
Group Presentation Evaluation Form
Class Student Presentation Evaluation Form
Peer Presentation Evaluation Form
Presentation Evaluation Feedback Form
How to Evaluate a Presentation
With a proper rubrics to base your evaluation on, it shouldn’t be too difficult to evaluate a presentation. Presentations generally have key components that could dictate the success of the presentation. These components include clarity, confidence, organization, and quality.
- Clarity. The presenter should be fluent and articulate. The presenter shouldn’t have to try to impress their audience with pretentious jargon but use conversational vocabulary so that the audience wouldn’t need to pull up a dictionary every other minute. The purpose of giving a presentation is so that information could be shared.
- Confidence. Being nervous before a big presentation is normal. However, the presenter shouldn’t make this obvious to their audience. If the presenter is uncomfortable and nervous, they won’t seem so credible anymore. Jittery speakers have skeptical listeners.
- Organization. The presenter should introduce, discuss, and conclude their presentation in a systematic manner. Make sure that the transition from one topic to the next is smooth. Presenting a presentation that is all over the place would just leave the presenter with an audience who are more confused than ever. It not only beats the purpose of a presentation, it pushes it backward.
- Quality. A school or work presentation need not be boring. It is the job of the presenter to capture the interest of the audience and hold it in. The presenter should give enough details to support the point of their presentation but not too much that the reader would start to drift off.
Evaluating someone’s performance isn’t difficult, but being the judge of your own, it’s another story. Some teachers ask students to evaluate themselves or their fellow classmates, and this evaluation makes up a fraction of the evaluated’s grades. See these Sample Self-Evaluation Forms to help you design your own.
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