In 1996 I attended a training course presented by Franklin Quest (Now FranklinCovey) called “Presentation Advantage.” In addition to the course workbook, the handouts included a Presentation Review form that is no longer available. The form was designed to guide the reviewer in rating the presenter’s over all design and delivery in 20 categories.
With FranklinCovey’s permission I have recreated a modified version of the form, attributed the copyright to Franklin Quest, and made it available for download in two formats. While this version of the form is free, if the current course is anything like the one I attended in 96′, I highly recommend attending.
When using this form both the presenter and reviewer must be committed to accepting the brutal facts. A large portion of the form could be used by music reviewers when rating concerts or by musicians unfamiliar with the importance of on stage delivery. Everyone can improve when they are open to outside feedback.
However you choose to use this form, I wish you the best in improving your act.
A very useful tool. I’ll use it in my rhetoric courses. What is the triple-S formula that is referred to?
I apologize for the delayed response, Gideon. I’m glad you’ve found the document helpful. To use the “Triple-S formula” means to state, support, and summarize your point. This concept is carried over from another document used in the course titled “Design Your Message.” It is a template for outlining a presentation broken down in the following order:
Develop Your Introduction
State You Purpose:
Preview Your Points:
Use the Triple-S formula
Develop Your Conclusion
Review Your Points:
Restate Your Purpose:
Close with Power:
This is basically the same format used in the Writing Advantage class for designing documents (Or email) that people will actually read. The design also focuses on what you expect the intended audience to do, know, or feel based on your message. The August 3, 1978 memo to the plant manager at Three Mile Island (Now know as the $3 Billion Memo) is a good example of failing to ensure the message is clear enough for recipient actually read it and know how to respond.