Max Hailperin's FTS
Presentation Guidelines (Fall 2004)
Please work on your presentation until you are convinced that the answer to
each of the following questions is "yes." I urge you to ask a
peer to give you feedback as well on whether he or she agrees that all
the answers are "yes." When you give your presentation to the class,
your classmates will use these questions to identify areas of strength
and weakness. Also, you and I will use these questions in our
debriefing session after the presentation to go over how you did, and
to assign a grade.
- Is the presenter's voice strong and varied?
- Does the presenter seem interested in the topic and excited by
- Does the presenter speak clearly?
- Does the presenter look up while talking?
- Does the presenter avoid "umm" and other filler noises?
- Is the presentation matched to the audience, for example in vocabulary?
- Is the presentation sufficiently organized to not jump back and
- Does the presentation approximately fit the expected time?
- Is humor used only appropriately, if at all?
- Does the presentation come to a graceful conclusion?
- If the presentation includes visual aids, does the presenter build
off of them rather than reading them?
- If the presentation includes visual aids, are they readable?
If you intend to use computer projection, please contact me in
advance, to coordinate access to our computer projection cart. The
only media service we have in the room without prior arrangement is an
overhead transparency projector.