General Evaluator

Taking on this role improves critical thinking, organization, time management, motivational, and team-building skills. The General Evaluator evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting.

Explain Role

  • At the beginning of the meeting, the Toastmaster explains the Theme and introduces you.
  • In a minute or less, explain your role as the General Evaluator while incorporating both the Toastmaster’s Theme and the Grammarian/Ah-Counter’s Word of the Day.

Be Omniscient

  • During the meeting, your role is to write a report that evaluates the entire meeting from a bird’s eye view.

Give General Evaluation

  • At the end of the meeting, the Toastmaster calls on you to give your general evaluation in 2-3 minutes:
    • There will be nowhere near enough time for your entire report. Just give the highlights!
    • Sometimes there will be time for only a minute or less—plan for that scenario by prioritizing your feedback.
    • Focus on key takeaways and opportunities for improvement.
    • Be sure to highlight Table Topics Participants and other roles that would not otherwise get feedback.
    • Again, incorporate both the Toastmaster’s Theme and the Grammarian/Ah-Counter’s Word of the Day.
  • Above all, because Toastmasters is laser-focused on positive reinforcement, be sure to use the sandwich method whenever you give feedback by layering all constructive remarks with positive ones.