Assignment: Oral Communication – Elevator Speech (Grading Rubric)

Grading Rubric

Criteria Great Job (2 pts.) Good Job/Keep Practicing (1 pts.) Needs Some Work/Review the Steps (0 pt.) Evaluation and Comments
Opening/Who you are: Includes 1) your name, 2) university, 3) major, 4) class or graduation date Who you are is expressed well; all elements are included Who you are is somewhat well expressed; most elements are included Who you are is not well expressed; most elements are missing
Why you are a good fit: Includes your interests, strengths, experience, and value you bring to a job, organization or industry Interests, strengths, experience and value are clearly stated and are compelling Interests, strengths, experience and value are somewhat clearly stated Interests, strengths, experience and value are not clearly stated
Closing/Call to action: Includes what you are seeking What you are seeking is stated precisely and confidently Somewhat unclear about what you are seeking Lacks a statement about what you are seeking
Delivery: Presentation of speech is natural, clear and professional Speech flows well and is easy to understand; good eye contact is maintained Most of the speech flows well and is easy to understand; eye contact is maintained much of the time Overall, the speech does not flow well or is difficult to understand; eye contact is not maintained
Length: Speech is 30 seconds long Length is just right – very close to 30 seconds Length is 5-9 seconds over or under the time limit Length is 10 seconds (or more) over or under the time limit
Overall Great elevator speech: 13-15 pts. Good elevator speech, some improvement needed: 4-7 pts. Elevator speech needs much improvement: 0-3 pts.