Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Evaluation Contest March 24th!

Come to Roosevelt Island Toastmasters' Evaluation Contest! We'll listen to a speech and take turns evaluating it! The best evaluator will represent RITM at the Area Contest (March 25th) and maybe even the Division Contest (April 7th).

"Evaluations are the life blood of Toastmasters meetings; they are what keep members coming back for more. New speakers depend on them for information, help and development. Long standing-speakers need them to prevent the onset of mental rust or complacency. The evaluation process separates Toastmasters International from any other organization offering public speaking coaching.

By definition, an evaluation is “the act of considering or examining something in order to judge its value, quality, importance or condition.” It is the job of an evaluator to find value in the speech, to examine the quality of its delivery, to consider its importance to the occasion and the audience, and to reflect upon its condition as part of the speaker’s development progression. Evaluators must also add some value by offering help, support and guidance to the speaker."

Come out and support our contestants on Monday, March 24th at 8pm!

[quoted from David Hobson, DTM, is a member of Abbotsford Sun-down Toastmasters Club 965 in British Columbia, Canada. www.hobbitcommunications.com.]


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