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Tips for better speech evaluations
Julian Gee
April 9th 2014
 Picking the best content
 Learn a structure that is failsafe
 How to make your points most effectively
 Freddie Daniells
 Goal is to help everyone to learn
The speaker
needs:
Encouragement!
The
audience
needs to: Learn
Evaluating at a
meeting
KeyTips
1. Talk to the speaker
2. Read the objectives in the manual
3. Analyse what takes place in the speech
- Prioritise 5 points
 Commend
 Commend
 Recommend
 Recommend
 Commend
4. Beginnings
 DO Grab the audience’s attention
 DON’T Repeat the objectives
 OR Say that it your personal opinion
5. Closing
- Summarise recommendations
- Close on commendation
- Think about alternative closes (no clichés)
6. Fill in the manual – you can use extra points
from evaluation
7. Speak to speaker – offer reassurance, answer
questions.
Audience –
What’s in it
for me?
Structure
- Beginning , Middle, End
- Three main points
- Transitions
- Purpose
Content
- ...
LIKE
 Great opening
 Good storytelling
 Excellent body
language,
hand gestures
 Vivid word selection
 Interesting voc...
LIKE
 Great opening
 Good storytelling
 Excellent hand
gestures
 Vivid word selection
 Powerful vocal variety
IMPROVE...
FORMAT
 Commend
 Commend
 Recommend
 Recommend
 Commend
ORDER
 Great opening
 Vivid word selection
 Eye contact – ...
 Commend
 Recommend
 What did you like?
 When was it done?
 Why is it important?
 What could be
improved?
 When did...
 Vocabulary – Carefully consider your words
 Remember –You should aim to give speaker
confidence to come back again
Conf...
 Time to try it out for yourselves!
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Wessex Speakers - Evaluation workshop run by Julian Gee 9.4.14

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Slides from a workshop presentation delivered by Julian Gee to members and guests at Wessex Speakers April 9th 2014.

Includes a fail safe technique to deliver good evaluations at a Toastmasters meeting.

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Wessex Speakers - Evaluation workshop run by Julian Gee 9.4.14

  1. 1. Tips for better speech evaluations Julian Gee April 9th 2014
  2. 2.  Picking the best content  Learn a structure that is failsafe  How to make your points most effectively
  3. 3.  Freddie Daniells
  4. 4.  Goal is to help everyone to learn
  5. 5. The speaker needs: Encouragement!
  6. 6. The audience needs to: Learn
  7. 7. Evaluating at a meeting KeyTips
  8. 8. 1. Talk to the speaker 2. Read the objectives in the manual
  9. 9. 3. Analyse what takes place in the speech - Prioritise 5 points
  10. 10.  Commend  Commend  Recommend  Recommend  Commend
  11. 11. 4. Beginnings  DO Grab the audience’s attention  DON’T Repeat the objectives  OR Say that it your personal opinion
  12. 12. 5. Closing - Summarise recommendations - Close on commendation - Think about alternative closes (no clichés)
  13. 13. 6. Fill in the manual – you can use extra points from evaluation 7. Speak to speaker – offer reassurance, answer questions.
  14. 14. Audience – What’s in it for me? Structure - Beginning , Middle, End - Three main points - Transitions - Purpose Content - Stories - Rhetorical devices e.g. similes, metaphor - Word pictures/jargon - Facts, relevant support - Asking questions - Humour Delivery - Vocal variety - Gestures - Use of stage - Props - Facial expressions - Stance - Eye contact
  15. 15. LIKE  Great opening  Good storytelling  Excellent body language, hand gestures  Vivid word selection  Interesting vocal variety IMPROVE  Eye contact – missing part of room  Rather abrupt ending  Rather too quick in places
  16. 16. LIKE  Great opening  Good storytelling  Excellent hand gestures  Vivid word selection  Powerful vocal variety IMPROVE  Eye contact – missing part of room  Rather abrupt ending  Pace - rather too quick in places
  17. 17. FORMAT  Commend  Commend  Recommend  Recommend  Commend ORDER  Great opening  Vivid word selection  Eye contact – missing part of room  Rather too quick in places  Good storytelling
  18. 18.  Commend  Recommend  What did you like?  When was it done?  Why is it important?  What could be improved?  When did you hear/see it?  How could it be done better - tip
  19. 19.  Vocabulary – Carefully consider your words  Remember –You should aim to give speaker confidence to come back again Confidence v Learning
  20. 20.  Time to try it out for yourselves!

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