_ I have reviewed my Unit speech.
_ I have read all of the feedback that I received on my Unit speech.
_ I have incorporated the feedback to improve my speech.
_ I have filmed a video of myself presenting my speech.
_ I incorporated at least one visual aid in my speech.
_ The video of my speech is to 5 minutes in length.
_ I have reviewed the video and I can be easily heard and seen.
_ In my speech, I am focused on connecting with the audience, only looking at my notes occasionally.
_ I have adhered to all the requirements.
_ I have read through the rubric and I understand how my Touchstone will be evaluated.
Advanced (100%)Proficient (80%)Needs Improvement (60%)Non-Performance (0%)
Exhibit command of vocal variety techniques.Uses vocal variety effectively to deliver the message with appropriate pace and volume throughout the speech.Uses vocal variety somewhat effectively to deliver the message, however volume or pace are occasionally inconsistent with the message of the speech.Uses limited vocal variety, such that volume and/or pace are frequently inconsistent with the message of the speech.Use of volume and/or pace consistently interferes with the message of the speech.
Speak naturally and conversationally, with effective use of pauses.Speech flows naturally, conversationally throughout with minimal or no use of vocal fillers, and pauses are consistently used effectively to deliver the message.Speech primarily flows smoothly and use of filler words is infrequent with pauses that are generally used effectively to deliver the message.Speech flow is frequently interrupted by filler words and/or ineffective pauses that are inconsistent with the message for the audience.Speech flow is consistently interrupted by filler words and ineffective pauses that distracts from the message and decrease audience engagement.
Use a visual aid to enhance the speech.Visual aid relates to and enhances the message of the speech and is incorporated naturally and smoothly in the flow of the speech at a logical point.Visual aid relates to the message of the speech and is incorporated at a logical point in the speech, though the incorporation is not entirely smooth.Visual aid is not fully relevant to the message of the speech or it is not incorporated at a logical point in the speech.Visual aid is not relevant or not included in the speech.
Demonstrate effective awareness and use of nonverbal communication.Speaker consistently uses non-verbal cues to effectively connect with the audience: dress is appropriate to the topic, posture is open, eye contact is consistent, and gestures/movement are natural.Speaker primarily uses non-verbal cues to effectively connect with the audience, although some cues occasionally interfere with audience connection and do not appear entirely natural.Speaker sometimes uses non-verbal cues to connect with the audience, although other cues frequently interfere with audience connection and do not appear natural.Speaker's use of non-verbal cues consistently interferes with audience connection.
Apply feedback thoughtfully and thoroughly to improve the speech.Speaker has responded to all feedback from their Unit video and has made appropriate corresponding changes to improve their speech.Speaker has responded to most feedback from their Unit video and has made appropriate corresponding changes to improve their speech.Speaker has responded to some feedback from their Unit video, however significant feedback was not addressed or incorporated in changes to improve their speech.Speaker does not incorporate Unit video feedback or incorporates it minimally.
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