Presentation Checklist  





Introduced self
Engaging introduction
Gave overview of presentation
Provided context surrounding disaster
Coherent pattern of organization
Sufficient detail to support claims
Used a variety of sources
Summarized key points clearly at end
Planned a conclusion (not just "I guess that's it")


Used persuasive slide titles
      ("Tracking System Failure") rather than low
      content phrases ("Problem")
Appropriate number of words and items on slides
      (not overloaded)

Used Font sizes in diagrams that could be read easily
Diagrams focused on critical elements, not excessive in detail
"Detail" or "excerpt" diagrams used to identify key
      components or decisions
Comparisons that made analysis or design choices clear and
      easy to evaluate
Background that did not interfere with diagrams or text
Text and diagrams placed sufficiently far from edges of slide
      to make organization of information clear though "white"
      or empty space
Images appropriate for audience
Color choices that are easy to view



Questions and Answers


Avoided fillers
      ("you know" and "Uhms")
Spoke loudly enough to be heard in the room

Pronounced words clearly
Spoke without noticeable pauses in mid-sentence
Used falling intonation at the end of sentences
      (Avoided upwards "questioning" intonation that
      seems uncertain)
Varied pace of voice for emphasis
Looked at all portions of the audience
No significant loss of eye contact from gesturing
      toward screen
Spoke key points (such as conclusion) without reading
Did not read to audience
Used concept-related gestures to show relationships
Avoided nervous hand movements

Stood straight
Planted feet




Answered questions without merely denying the need to
      consider the issue
Appeared open and confident during Q&A
      (no cover-up gestures)

Challenged definitions or criteria presented in questions that
      were not relevant
Began answers with general statement of overall answer to question
      then added details or explanation
Did not evaluate questions
      ("That's a good question")
Stepped toward questioner or at least held position

Addressed response to everyone not just person who asked question