- Lightning talks last 3 or 5 minutes (time limit is specified in the description of each talk).
- Lightning talks can be pre-recorded (video) or delivered in person.
- Lightning talks should be entertaining.
- Lightning talks should convey the necessary information about your project.
- Lightning talks are limited to a max of 3 images or slide. Prerecorded talks have no such restriction but cannot exceed the time limit.
|Organization||Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no sequence of information.||Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around.||Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow.||Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow.|
|Subject Knowledge||Student does not have grasp of information; student cannot answer questions about subject.||Student is uncomfortable with information and is able to answer only rudimentary questions, but fails to elaborate.||Student is at ease and answers most questions with explanations and some elaboration.||Student demonstrates full knowledge (more than required) by answering all class questions with explanations and elaboration.|
|Visual Aids||Student uses superfluous visual aids or no visual aids.||Student occasionally uses visual aids that rarely support the presentation.||Student’s visual aids relate to the presentation.||Student’s visual aids explain and reinforce the presentation.|
|Eye Contact||Student makes no eye contact and only reads from notes.||Student occasionally uses eye contact, but still reads mostly from notes.||Student maintains eye contact most of the time but frequently returns to notes.||Student maintains eye contact with audience, seldom returning to notes.|
|Verbal Techniques||Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for audience in the back of class to hear.||Student’s voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing presentation.||Student’s voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear presentation.||Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear presentation.|