TLC Oral Communication Rubric

Component 4- Exemplary 3- Accomplished 2- Adequate 1- Ineffective


Sequence, structure, and part/whole relationships of the presentation1 are clear and facilitate audience comprehension; transitions work to demonstrate relationships between concepts in and sections of presentation. The organization makes the content of the presentation cohesive.






May involve techniques such as posture, eye contact, expressivity, and use of linguistic filler. Gives audience time to process ideas while not dilating or digressing without clear motivation. Speaker should come across as compelling, deliberate, thoughtful.





Supporting Material

Includes the use of various resources that make appropriate reference to information presented. Those resources might be audio or visual materials and demonstrations, AND/OR analysis, research, or textual evidence that significantly supports the presentation or establishes the presenter’s credibility/authority on the topic.





Central Message

Central message is clear, compelling, stated precisely, repeated appropriately, and supported effectively.






1 “Presentation” broadly understood: could be discussion leading, class facilitation, teaching demo, formal speech, informal oral response, interview, etc.