Assistance if Someone Falters

Rubric Rating Video Examples
Higest Rating:

If a team member falters for more than 5 seconds, others lend assistance (such as whispering some guidance, showing a physical gesture of support, or stepping in to help out by saying the point).

Example: The speakers forgets his or her lines or stumbles through words for several seconds. Another presenter shows support or concern through gestures or words. Speaker may step in to help out distressed peer.

In this example, the speaker becomes emotional when discussing the death of a peer. A fellow presenter comforts the emotional speaker, while another presenter asks for a moment of silence for the deceased person which draws attention away from the emotional speaker.

Lowest-Level Rating: When a team member falters for more than 5 seconds, the presenter is left to struggle for too long without help or is prematurely preempted by another speaker.

Example: There are two ways that student groups can get this score. First, a student is left to struggle or become emotional to the point where the presentation stalls or the student expresses visible frustration. Second, if student struggles within a second or two another presenter jumps in without permitting the student to recover. Struggling for 5 seconds or more is crucial for a 1.

In this presentation, the speaker stumbles and no attempt to help by other presenters is made. He does not complete what he intended to say.