4.1 Demonstrate effective verbal communication skills
4.2 Use effective written communications
4.3 Communicate with staff
4.4 Demonstrate effective group working relationships
||Audience cannot understand presentation because of poor organization; introduction is undeveloped or irrelevant; relation to the rest of the team’s presentation is unclear.
||Audience has difficulty following presentation because of some abrupt jumps; some of the main points are unclear or not sufficient stressed.
||Satisfactory organization; clear introduction; main points are well stated, even if some transitions are somewhat sudden; relation to the rest of the team’s presentation clear.
||Superb organization; builds on and provides support for the rest of the team’s presentation; main points well stated and argued, with each leading to the next point of the talk.
||Mumbles the words, audience members in the back can’t hear anything; too many filler words; distracting gestures.
||Low voice, occasionally inaudible; some distracting filler words and gestures; articulation mostly, but not always, clear.
||Clear voice, generally effective delivery; minimal distracting gestures, etc., but somewhat monotone.
||Natural, confident delivery that does not just convey the message but enhances it; excellent use of volume, pace etc.
|Relating to audience
||Reads most of the presentation from the slides or notes with no eye contact with audience members; seems unaware of audience reactions.
||Occasional eye contact with audience but mostly reads the presentation; some awareness of at least a portion of the audience; only brief responses to audience questions.
||Generally aware of the audience reactions; maintains good eye contact when speaking and when answering questions.
||Keeps the audience engaged throughout the presentation; modifies material on-the-fly based on audience questions and comments; keenly aware of audience reactions.