Somebody suggested a thread on giving critiques so I figured I'd put one up.
When you give a critique, you want to be as honest as possible (but maintain some level of politeness >.<) so the auditionee's can learn and improve from what you have to say. And no hard feelings are shared (hopefully).
Every audition has it's pros and cons, you want to be able to mention, if possible, at least one of both. No one is ever too good to improve and no one is ever so bad that they can't improve.
As a producer you should ask yourself several questions when preparing a critique.
(These questions vary from producer to producer, of course; depending on what you're looking for.)
Did they fit the character voice-wise?
How well did they convey the character's emotions?
Did they convey the right emotion?
Did they follow your directions?
How was their mic quality?
How else could they have delivered a specific line?
Would this person fit better for any other roles that they didn't audition for?
These are just a few basic guidelines that I use. If you want to go above and beyond, then go for it!~
Feel free to post your own suggestions below.