Here is a proposed rubric for Clear and Effective Communicator as developed in Post 9. It is based upon the 6 +1 Traits Rubric available here.
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|Clear and Effective Communicator
|Ideas and Content
||The presentation is clear and focused. It holds the audiences attention. Relevant anecdotes and details enrich the central theme.
||The presentation has a defined but broad topic. Development is still basic or general.
||As yet the presentation has no clear sense of purpose or central theme, the audience must make inferences based on sketchy or missing details.
||The organization enhances and showcases the central theme or idea. The order, structure, or presentation of information is compelling and moves the audience through the presentation.
||The organizational structure is strong enough to move the audience through the presentation without confusion.
||The presentation lacks a clear sense of direction. Ideas, details, or events seems strung together in a loose or random fashion. There is no identifiable internal structure.
||The presenter speaks directly to the audience in a way that is individual, compelling, and engaging. The presenter crafts the presentation with an awareness and respect for the audience and their purpose.
||The presenter is sincere, but not fully engaged or involved in the presentation. The result is pleasant, even personable, but not compelling.
||The presenter seems indifferent, uninvolved, or distanced from the topic and/or the audience.
||The choices of words, images, or media convey the intended message in a precise, interesting and natural way. The choices are powerful and engaging.
||The choices of words, images, or media are functional, even if they lack energy. The presenters meaning is easy to figure out.
||The presenter demonstrates limited choices in words, images, or media, of has chosen these in such a way as to not convey specific meaning.
||The presentation has an easy flow, rhythm, and cadence. The presentation has strong and varied structure.
||The presentation hums along with a steady beat, but tends to be more pleasant or businesslike than musical, more mechanical than fluid.
||The presentation impedes the audience’s ability to interpret the meaning being conveyed.
||The presenter demonstrates a good grasp of the conventions of their medium, using those conventions effectively to enhance understanding. Errors tend to be so few that just minor touch-ups are required.
||The presenter show reasonable control over a limited range of conventions important to their medium. Some errors are distracting and impair understanding.
||Errors in the conventions of the medium repeatedly distract the audience form understanding the presentation.
||The form and choice of medium enhance the audiences understanding and connection with the message. The presentation is pleasing to the eye or ear.
||The presenter’s message is understandable in the format chosen.
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