Good EvaluationsHas suggestions for improvementReinforces the speakers’ strengthsSpecific & adjusted to the speakerMakes speaker feel “I can improve”Analyzes the speech: meaning & impact of elements of the deliveryThorough (80-20 rule)StructuredBalanced & truthfulSummary: ONE MAIN POINT
Not so Good EvaluationsToo many details, too many suggestions, overwhelmingOnly good points, only bad pointsGeneralized (speak in the name of audience)Takes it too seriously, esp. beginnersEvaluates the speech contentPersonal biasEvaluator showing offMaking public feedback best left private
What is “the right amount”?ASK THE SPEAKER!Address the Speaker *and* the AudienceGive the speaker “the right amount” of feedback. What is “the right amount”?End with the strongest positive feedback
Effective Evaluations Silvana Wasitova DTM Division E Governor - D59, 2012-2013 Krakow, July 2012
When you received an evaluation,what made it good?
When you received an evaluation,what made it not so good?
Discussion1. For a 30-minute advanced-manual speech, how long should be the evaluation?2. An advanced speech needs to be evaluated by an advanced speaker.3. A beginner’s speech should be evaluated by another beginner.4. I disagree with the speaker’s topic!!!
The Atkins Sandwich : No Carbs! Good for: Experienced speakers Those who ask for it 6
Who benefits from a TM Evaluation?The SpeakerThe EvaluatorThe Audience!
The Sensory Matrix Plus DeltaWhat ISawWhat IHeardWhat IFelt
Steps by steps: Before the meeting: contact speaker, ask for the speech objectives and personal objectives: what areas they would like to get feedback on; check their speaking frequency record on EasySpeak Before meeting starts: read the project and past evaluations; confirm focus areas During the speech: be attentive to the speaker; take notes After the meeting: explain any specific points you could not elaborate on during the oral evaluation
Summary1. Check speech objectives, speaker’s goals & past records2. Listen actively, with ears and eyes; show that you care3. Personalize to the speaker, their experience & level4. Avoid generalizations, e.g. “Everyone felt…”5. Nourish their self esteem, provide positive reinforcement & direction, help the speaker stay motivated, remind their speaker that their goals are attainable6. Evaluate the speech delivery, not the speech content, nor the speaker’s views/positions7. Extrapolate the lessons for the audience to learn