September 29, 2011: Rate Speeches Releases Speech Evaluator For iPad

LOS ALTOS, California (September 29, 2011) – Rate Speeches released a new version of its public speaking evaluation web application, the Speech Evaluator, which allows users to evaluate speeches and presentations using an iPad.


Rate Speeches estimates that tens of thousands of public speaking and presentation skills instructors, coaches, and trainers generate over a million public speaking and presentation skills evaluations every year.  The Speech Evaluator is a free web-based application for evaluating speeches and presentations.  The Speech Evaluator produces interactive, multimedia online evaluations of live speeches and presentations, as well as video recordings of speeches and presentations.


Evaluations are produced by those who teach or coach public speaking, presentation skills, oral presentations, oratory, speech-and-debate, and speech communication courses and seminars at colleges, universities, high schools, and training companies.  This includes college instructors, university professors, high-school teachers, seminar instructors, trainers, and coaches.  Currently, most evaluations are generated manually using paper forms, which are called different names such as evaluation forms, assessment forms, critique forms, feedback sheets, and evaluation rubrics.  Evaluations are often organized as a table of criteria with ranking checkboxes.  Current paper evaluation forms are limited in selection and scope; they lack specificity and feedback details; in addition, the comments are not tied to exact locations in the speech.


The Speech Evaluator from Rate Speeches solves all these limitations.  The Speech Evaluator includes hundreds of predefined feedback comments, and it also allows users to add their own custom comments.  Furthermore, the Speech Evaluator includes built-in details for each evaluation comment in order to give the recipient a thorough explanation of the comment.  The Speech Evaluator's menu system makes adding comments quick and simple.  Each comment is timestamped to tie it to the exact location in the speech to which the comment pertains.  The result is an interactive online evaluation with comments that are specific, detailed, instructive, and synchronized with the exact locations in the speech.  The recipient of the evaluation can use the interactive online view or obtain a PDF report.


The iPad version is backward compatible with the previous version.  Evaluations generated on the iPad can be used in the Speech Evaluator on a personal computer or notebook and vice versa.


Zaydoon Jawadi, president and cofounder of Rate Speeches, said: "The iPad version makes using the Speech Evaluator in the classroom inconspicuous, because the iPad is small and compact.  Students appreciate receiving the detailed feedback generated by the Speech Evaluator, but don't want the instructor hiding behind a notebook.  The iPad is ideal for this application."


The Speech Evaluator does not require software downloads and is free to use from the company's website at www.RateSpeeches.com/Speech-Evaluator, from an iPad, notebook, or PC, using any browser.



About Rate Speeches

Rate Speeches, Inc. is a Silicon Valley firm providing online services and technologies for rating, evaluating, and enhancing public speaking, presentation, and communication skills.  To find out more, please visit www.RateSpeeches.com.