SPC 2608 Special Occasion Speech Rubric

Date: ______________

SPC 2608 Special Occasion Speech Rubric

Name: _________________________ Topic: ____________________________

Time: _____________

You will present a special occasion speech. You may chose to present a speech of introduction, an acceptance speech, speech of presentation or a commemorative speech. An outline is not required for this speech. Your presentation should be a minimum of 2 minutes but no longer than 3 minutes. Please be prepared. If you are not prepared to go on the date assigned, you will be given a grade of 0. Youwill be graded on the following:

· Speech of Introduction/Introducing Main Speaker: (50 pts)

· Refer to the occasion ___________ (8pts)

· Name the speaker ____________ (8pts)

· Build enthusiasm for speaker by relating information about the qualifications of the speaker____________ (8 pts)

· Share info about the subject to get the audience interested __________ (10 pts)

· Explain why this speaker is to give this talk to this audience at this time___________ (8 pts)

· Conclude by welcoming the speaker to the microphone or podium. _________ (8pts)

Total: ___________

· Speech of Presentation/Presenting a Gift or Award: (50 pts)

· State the person’s name early in speech ___________ (2 pts)

· Explain the award’s significance as a symbol of the group’s esteem____________(15 pts)

· Explain how the person was selected for the award ______________ (15pts)

· Highlight what makes this person unique. Brief list of achievements _________ (16 pts)

· Hand the award off ___________ (2 pts)

Total: ___________

· Acceptance Speech: (50 pts)

· Thank the group for the award __________ (10 pts)

· Discuss the importance of the award to you _________ (20 pts)

· Thank others who helped you win the award– minimize your worth, praise the contributions of your supporters _______ (10 pts)

· Reiterate your appreciation _________ (10 pts)

Total: ___________

· Commemorative Speech/Eulogy, Dedications, Graduation: (50 pts)

· Inspire the audience _______ (20 pts)

· Heighten admiration for person, institution, or idea being praised _______ (10 pts)

· Adjust content/delivery to fit situation _______ (10 pts)

· Use language creatively _______ (10 pts)

Total: ___________

Nonverbal Delivery ______ (15 pts)

_____ Eye Contact (3 pts)

_____ Gestures (3 pts)

_____ Facial Expressions (3 pts)

_____ Posture/ Stance (3 pts)

_____ Movement (3 pts)

Verbal Delivery _______ (15 pts)

_____ Articulation (5 pts)

_____ Paralinguistic’s (volume, rate, pitch, pause, framing, intensity, and emphasis. Communicating, not just giving data orally.) (5pts.)

_____ Nonfluencies / Verbal Pauses (ums, like, etc.) (5 pts)

Comments: ____________________________________________

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