Eye Contact

Eye Contact. Eye contact should be consistently directed at the audience by the person speaking. For example, the presenters should not look down when they speak, they should look outward towards the audience and only take a few moments to glance at their notes or their visual.

Rubric Rating Video Examples
Highest Rating:

Eye contact is consistently directed at audience by the person speaking and the presenters do not look down when they speak, they look outward towards the audience and only take a few moments to glance at their notes or their visual.

 

In this presentation the presenters' eyes were directed outward, toward the audience the entire time. Presenters did not look down during their speech.

 

Mid-level Rating:

Eye contact is directed at audience about half the time by the person speaking. The presenters may not be consistent with the eye contact throughout the presentation. 

 

Although note cards can be a helpful resource, if note cards become distracting or take away from the presenter's ability to connect with the audience they are a hinderance.

 

Lowest Rating:

To receive the lowest rating in this domain, very little, if any, eye contact directed at audience by the person speaking. For example, the presenters may look down Students look down, look away, or completely rely on their notes and visual aids, thus, rarely making eye contact with audience members. 

The presenter is reading directly from her paper. Does not look up during her entire portion of the presentation.