Now that I have shown you what I consider the major areas in a speech evaluation, now comes another tricky part: How much is each worth? I don’t think I have ever seen two speech instructors agree about this.  I have been part of some pretty heated meetings where a common rubric was needed for assessment.

Here’s my opinion, about which I’m sure you’ll disagree:


How Much Weight for Each Evaluation Area?
Speech Org: Introduction Org: Body Org: Conclusion Delivery Content Multi-Media
Intro Speech 10% 20% 10% 40% 10% 10%
Informative Speech 15% 15% 15% 25% 25% 15%
Persuasive Speech 10% 10% 10% 25% 30% 15%


Now you are ready to shamelessly steal from others’ evaluation rubrics! With time and revisions, you’ll have one that fits you perfectly.