Speaker Introductions

Speaker Introductions establish credibility with the audience and let them know who you are, why you are speaking on the topic, and how you are connected to the topic. 

  • For example, students state their names at the beginning of the presentation. Some presentations might select one person to introduce everyone to the group and say where and why they are presenting and others might have each student introduce themselves. 
Rubric Rating Video Examples
Highest Rating:

Speaker Introductions that would receive the highest rating would successfully introduce all of the presenters at the beginning of the presentation, establishing their credibility and reason for speaking about their topic. 

In the video clip below, each of the members of the group introduced themselves and the name of their group in a consistent and engaging manner.

Lowest Rating:

Speaker Introductions that would receive the lowest rating fails to successfully introduce all of the presenters at the beginning of the presentation, therefore there is a disconnect between their credibility and reason for speaking about their specific topic. Students begin presentation without stating their names, where they are from.   

In the video clip below the students open their presentation with a hook, move on to an activity that engages the audience, and then begin to discuss their methods for data collection. After more than two minutes of speaking, the students proceed without introducing themselves.