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How do I rate and review a speech or presentation?

To rate and review a speech or presentation, from the home page or from most other pages, click the Rate Speech button.  From the Rate Speech page, type the name of the speaker/presenter (e.g., Kennedy) and/or speech/presentation title or topic (e.g., commencement) in the input fields, then click the Search button.

Alternatively, to generate a speech rating and review, from the home page or from most other pages, click the Rate Speech button.  From Rate Speech page, click Advanced Search.  From that page, you can search by speaker's name, speaker description (e.g., president), speech title or topic, subject category (e.g., politics), speech description, year of speech, and/or rater (the user who performed the rating), then click the Search button.

After you click Search, a table will be displayed showing any matching speaker(s) as well as any matching speech or speeches by the speaker(s).

To rate the speech, click on the Rate button next to the speech title.

Rating speech


Alternatively, from the table, you can click on the speech rating to view the details of the rating; and from that page, you can rate the speech by clicking the Rate Speech button.

From the rate page, you can rate the speech based on four rating criteria:

  • Overall rating: the overall rating of the speech
  • Content rating: the rating of the speech content (what the speaker says)
  • Delivery rating: the rating of the speech delivery (how the speaker delivers, nonverbal communication including voice and body language)
  • Visuals rating: the rating of the speech/presentation slides, visual aids, and how they are presented – this rating is optional because some speeches don't use slides and visual aids.  Talks or speeches with slides are often called presentations; speakers are often called presenters when their speeches involve slides.

In addition, you can add comments about or a review of the speech (speech review), and you can choose whether or not to disclose your public alias name.  When you register with Rate Speeches to obtain a log-in account, at that time you can select a public alias name.  While rating, you can select to disclose your public alias name or not.  If you disclose it, then your public alias name will appear next to your rating in the speech ratings page.

The highest rating is five stars and the lowest is one star.

If there are no speeches in the database that match your search criteria, you will have the opportunity to add the speech.  You will be prompted to log in first, unless you are logged in already.  If you don't have an account, you can create one.  While adding the new speech, you will also be asked to add the speaker if the speaker is not in the database, and you can also optionally rate the speech during this process.


Adding speech after find speech no matches found

If there are speeches in the database that match your search criteria but the speech you are looking for is not in the list displayed, you will have the opportunity to add the speech.  You will be prompted to log in first, unless you are logged in already.  If you don't have an account, you can create one.  If you add a new speech by a speaker not in the list, you will also be asked to add the speaker.  While adding the speech, you will also have the opportunity to optionally rate the speech.


Adding speech after find speech matches found

There are other speech rating and review as well as speaker rating and review functions as shown in the diagram below.


Rating summary