Assessment Questions for

Preparation of Your Message

When answering the questions in this section, please think about your most recent meeting, presentation, speech or networking.

  • 1. I thoroughly understood my audience ahead of time

    (i.e., their beliefs, perceptions, objections, and potential questions about my topic).

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 2. I knew exactly what I wanted to persuade my audience to do.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 3. I had a good introduction, covering what I was going to talk about, how, and why.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 4. My presentation had three or fewer main themes.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 5. My message was well focused.

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    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 6. I included stories and/or quotes in my presentation.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 7. I included pictures/graphics in my presentation.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 8. I had a good conclusion, covering what I wanted them to remember and why.

    Strongly Disagree Disagree Partly Agree
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    Agree Strongly Agree
  • 9. My conclusion clearly conveyed the next step(s) I wanted members of the audience

    to take.

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    Partly Disagree
    Agree Strongly Agree

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