A Toastmasters club in downtown Washington, DC
Several members take active roles at each meeeting of Toastmasters. Handling a role will develop your meeting skills and contribute to your development as a speaker.
The specific roles other than Toastmaster of the Day are:
Each Evaluator reviews one of the formal speeches at the meeting. The purpose is constructive criticism to bring to the awareness of the speaker the effects of the speech, and strengths weaknesses in style, organization, etc., speech habits, etc. Evaluations are often the most valuable part of a meeting, not just for the Speaker but for all members. In our Club, evaluators stand and speak from their seats, but if you are close to the lectern or if your seat is badly placed, you may feel free to speak from the lectern. Evaluations should be two to three minutes in length.
Ten Commandments of Effective Speech Evaluation:
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