Persuasive Speech Rubric For Students

Persuasive speech rubric to check out whether your speech topics or text to speech meet the public speaking education homework rules.

I have designed this transparant Yes You Can Do It Yourself persuader rubric especially for my students. Directions for use: print the form and use it as the ultimate check before you go on stage with your public speaking speech in speech class.

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THE SPEECH TOPIC The speech topic you have found is significant and arousing for all.
Is limited and narrowed enough substantial statement. Is not too broad.
Is meaningful to the public.
Is important to the audience.
THE INTRODUCTION An interesting attention-getting opening that made us want to listen.
States the proposition or speech thesis clearly and without reservation.
Establishes the speaker??™s credibility and authority on the subject’s field.
Is a well organized preview of the best main points of the speech. Makes us inquisitive to hear and see more.
THE BODY TEXT The body of the speech follows a clear organizational outline pattern.
The main ideas and sub-points are arranged in a logical way.
Is focused on at least three major thoroughly described main points.
Valid arguments, and emotional, logical or ethical appeals.
Strong evidence to prove and support the persuasive thesis.
Smooth transition sentences and phrases with a natural text flow.
THE CONCLUSION Summary of the main points briefly formulated. The phrasing is different from the intro part.
There is a logic tie back to the main speech thesis.
There is a direct call to action: what to do or change right now?
There is a memorable closing statement. Something you remember after a few hours.
THE DELIVERY Adequate directness, animation and speaks with enthusiasm.
Has a natural conversational tone.
Has the appropriate vocal volume. Varies in loud and soft, and color.
Normal speaking rate. You can measure your speed of speech with my public speaking calculators. See left navigation bar.
Good articulation and pronunciation.
Vocal pauses.
Facial expression.
Consistent eye contact with the audience.
Natural body and hand gestures.
Natural movements.
Word choice and vocabulaire.
THE USE OF VISUAL AIDS Relevancy to the central idea and topics.
Appropriate visual aids.
Handling of visual aids.
THE SOURCES Number of sources or bibliography.
Credibility of the documentation.

Writer Dale Carnegie

Tip to apply this persuasive speech rubric correctly: Ask your peers or classmates to listen to and comment on your text to speech some days before the final delivery. Note and evaluate their feedback, opinions, observations and recommendations about your public speaking education ideas.

And sure, their appraisal and evaluation is leading in your efforts to raise your communication skills to a higher degree.

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