Oral Presentation Checklist
Depending on the type of presentation you are giving, some of these may not apply or some may have a greater weight than others.
· You have checked the equipment beforehand to make sure your material will work.
· You are on time and ready to go.
· You have rehearsed; for a team presentation, you have decided who will do what during the presentation
Title & thesis
· Title describes the presentation accurately
· Thesis statement is clear, logical, and included in the presentation
· Brief outline or idea of structure is included
· Structure is clear and logical: beginning, middle (arguments & examples), conclusion
· Presentation follows the structure
· Presenter engages the audience with some type of interaction
· There is adequate information to support each argument
· The information supports the overall thesis
· The presenter has command of the information
· The PowerPoint or other presentation tool is clear, attractive, appropriate
· Sources are noted; bibliography in Chicago/Turabian style is included
· Sources are reliable, scholarly, and appropriate
· Presenter uses the sources effectively and can answer questions about them (he or she has actually read them!
· Presenter has a professional appearance and attitude; dress is appropriate
· Presenter speaks clearly and confidently, without verbal “noise” (uh … like … you know)
· Presenter makes eye contact with the audience & doesn’t turn his or her back to the audience
· Presenter is able to answer questions confidently