Verbal Communication: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Verbal Communication is the use of tones and language to relay a message; it aids as a vehicle for expressing ideas, concepts and it, is critical to the daily running of the business.

Verbal Communication: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Always tries to talk unambiguously and concisely during a conversation.
  • Always thinks before talking hence minimizes saying something that might be hurtful or stupid.
  • Never talks too much so as not to bore the people who are listening.
  • Seeks for clarifications on issues that are not well understood
  • Strikes good balance and confidence between verbal skill and non-verbal skills.
  • Maintains direct eye contact with the audience when giving a speech.
  • Always attentive when the other people are putting their points across.
  • Has a good attitude towards change and is open to being corrected.
  • Exudes great confidence and composure when articulating issues and is not afraid to be corrected.
  • Speaks with humility and genuine respect for other people and is considered with high regard.

Verbal Communication: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Refrains from speaking too often or having the urge to interrupt others while they speak.
  • Researches extensively before delivering a talk to have concrete facts and information that will not raise any objections.
  • Emphasizes on the key vital points of a topic to ensure that the message is well understood by others.
  • Prepares adequately well before delivering that all-important speech before others.
  • Knows audience well enough and uses the correct language and terms that will suit them perfectly.
  • Shows great eloquence when it comes to delivering speeches and talks.
  • Never beats around the bush but instead goes straight to the point.
  • Shows great skill when using tonal variations in speech and tries to balance it.
  • Maintains good and proper body language while speaking to people.
  • Finds out if the other person understands what is being discussed during a conversation and explains unclear issues.

Verbal Communication: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Does not talk with great confidence and composure and trembles excessively.
  • Always delivers talks or speeches before doing thorough research on the topic.
  • Maintaining eye contact is quite a problem and appears to be shy when talking to people.
  • Speaks disrespectfully and arrogantly while in a conversation with others.
  • Fails to explain unclear issues when having a conversation and does not find out if the other party understands.
  • Speaks too much and does not give room to others to talk or share their thoughts.
  • Does not strike a good balance between the verbal skill and the body language usage.
  • Maintains a boring conversation by asking close-ended questions that only require one-word answers.
  • Responds to questions in a not so creative and intelligent manner and hence does not offer satisfactory answers.
  • Talks too fast in a manner that the other person does not comprehend what is being said.

Verbal Communication: Self Evaluation Questions

  • Have you ever spoken before first thinking over it and it ended up hurting someone? How was the experience?
  • How well can you rate your verbal skills and what are you doing to improve?
  • Who is the greatest orator that you admire and why do you admire them?
  • Give an instance you were given the opportunity to talk to people. What was the reaction?
  • Have you ever tried to think about what you would say from another person's perspective?
  • Do you give people ample time to talk before you state your point or views?
  • How do you prepare yourself before you talk to people and has it been of help to you?
  • Have you ever tried to copy somebody else's way of talking and how did it turn out?
  • How do you aim to improve your verbal communication skills to be the best in it?
  • How do you respond to feedback and criticism and do you encourage people to give you feedback and citric your speech?