The aim of this study was to determine what affect the listeners’ rating of oral presentations. The presentation theme was assumed to be one of the evaluation factors. A comparison was made between the presentation with the theme of ‘self-introduction’ in the liberal arts
courses and that of ‘academic research’ in the engineering department. The listeners were asked to answer who was the best presenter and choose the reasons from the factors predetermined in a questionnaire. The result revealed that, in the presentation of ‘self-introduction’, Language, Facial Expression, Materials were found to be the evaluating factors. On the other hand, the participants who listened to academic presentations valued highly of Language, Body Language, and Eye Contact. The difference suggests that training
which focus on different rating aspects should lead to better scores for oral presentations.