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Speech Evaluator

Evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters educational program. As a member of our club, you observe the speeches and leadership roles of your fellow club members and offer evaluations of their efforts, and they do the same for you.


Prior to the meeting:

  • Ask those you've been assigned to evaluate what they will present and what they wish to achieve.

During the meeting:

  • Provide objective verbal and written evaluations for speakers.

    • Areas to evaluate include:

      • Vocal Variety

      • Body Language

      • Eye Contact

      • Speech Structure (clear intro, body, conclusion),

      • Comfort/Confidence Levels

      • Audience Reception

      • Effectiveness 

        • Was this speech appropriate for the audience?​

        • "What's in it for me?"

      • Any other aspects that will help the speaker improve their next speech!

  • Present a 2-3 minute evaluation of the speaker.​​

    • Consider using the "Sandwich Method"​

      • Start your evaluation with something you liked, then offer constructive criticism, then finish on a positive note.​

    • When providing feedback, consider the speaker's experience​

      • Newer speakers need more encouragement​

      • Experienced speakers are typically able to handle more criticism

  • After the meeting, submit your written evaluation to the speaker.​​

  • Have fun!

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