Sample Judging CriteriaEdit
Phonetically Viewed (10 points)Edit
- Pronunciation: Is each word clear?
- Volume: Can you hear well?
- Intonation: Does the expression vary? Can you hear the rise and fall in the pitch in their voice?
- Pace: Is the rhythm, speed and momentum maintained?
Content (10 points)Edit
- What is the quality of their subject matter?
- Did you want to keep listening?
- Did you learn something?
- Did it motivate you?
- What is the quality of their choice of wording?
- Is the speech clearly organised?
Expression (10 points)Edit
- Is there good use of eye contact?
- Does the speaker appear relaxed and confident?
- Is there effective use of emotion (e.g. humor, anger, sadness)?
- Does the speaker hold the attention of the audience?
- Is the speech memorised?
- No Penalty: quickly checking the paper a few times for reference.
- Minor Penalty: Exceeding 5 minute time frame will result in a penalty.
- Minor Penalty: Excessively checking their paper will result in a penalty (referencing paper more than 4 or 5 times).
- Minor Penalty: Extended periods of checking will result in a penalty (staring at the paper for a long time).
- Major Penalty: Directly reading their speech will result in a penalty.
The severity of each penalty is left to the discretion of each individual judge
Tips for coaching studentsEdit
- Show them you tube videos of winning entries. It will amaze you too.
- Make the speeches shorter rather than longer.
Teaching the whole classEdit
Before the students who are going to participate in the speech contest are chosen, students may be given a chance to show interest or practice. In this case, give students a pre-made speech to practice and deliver. It is best if you have a recording of it, so they can get an idea of the colour. Use a famous part from a speech, like the Yes we can speech. Alternatively, you could use a spoken word song, such as the sunscreen song.
- Text to phonetics tool, including intonation.
- Overview of speech contests in Japan -a good article about speech and debating contests for Senior high school. Can also be applied to Junior High School.
- summary and some great tips - from our friends at akitajet.
Some important things to know:
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