So how do you give a good evaluation?
Tips on Good Evaluations Edit
A good evaluation
- Shows Empathy with the speaker
- Provides Both Praise and Potential areas for Improvements
- Uses the Sandwich Technique - Praise Improvement Praise - or Commend Recommend Commend (depending what school you went to)
- Limit your points to 3 or 4 Clear Commendations, and 1 or 2 Recommendations.
- Show what was good about the speech. Show How changes might make the speech better
- Summarise your key Commendations and Recommendations in the same P-I-P, or C-R-C sequence.
Check out the following links for more tips
- Youtube http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=toastmasters+evaluation
- An Educational on Evaluation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMud7C3ayww
- A Training Session on Evaluation in 4 parts (approx. 40 minutes). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edkInK635eE&feature=related
- A great Educational on Judging (approx 30 minutes). http://www.clulowassociates.com/video/toastmaster-education.htm
Winning at Contests Edit
Evaluating for Contests does require a particular focus, if you are going to get all the support from the judges. And there is no one rule that will ensure success. But... think about these additional ideas.
- Keep it simple (not too many points for the Presenter to take on board)
- Minimise the use of notes
- Adhere strictly to the C-R-C, P-I-P sequence. Keep it easy to follow.
- Make sure you review the Judging Criteria - it will help you know what they're looking for.
- Make sure the Summary does Not introduce new content
- Practice. Take every opportunity to evaluate speakers that you don't know. Even do it, when you aren't the formal evaluator; even do it, when it's not at Toastmasters.