Judging

Within The Mighty Oak® Public Speaking Programme we strive to source adjudicators from varied walks of life.  Our judges panel includes people with backgrounds in:

Education, Public Speaking, Business, Management, Public Health, Civil Service, Theatre, University Vice Chancellors, Finance.

 

In order to keep an even playing field, there are strict criteria for adjudicating.  Our adjudicators are aware of our ‘Opportunity Express’ philosophy:

​Encouragement,  Acknowledgment,  Validation and Reward

Judging Criteria:

All skills are marked out of 5 

Adjudicators discuss 

Totals added up 

Final scores decided

SPEAKER

Delivery: 

  • Voice 

  • Gesture

  • Eye Contact

  • Personality

  • Moving Speaking Space

Content: 

  • Structure 

  • Clarity of points

  • Opening

  • Closing

  • Ability to answer questions

CHAIR

Delivery: 

  • Voice 

  • Gesture

  • Eye Contact

  • Personality 

Content: 

  • Introductions 

  • Handling of questions 

  • Summarising 

  • Closing and thanking 

QUESTIONER

Delivery: 

  • Voice 

  • Gesture

  • Eye Contact

  • Personality

  • Moving Speaking Space

Content: 

  • Formulation of questions 

  • Relevance to speech