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.
- 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.
- During the meeting, your role is to write a report that evaluates the entire meeting from a bird’s eye view.
- Check out Adele Fuzaylov’s presentation on how to be a good General Evaluator:
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. Please do your best to implement it “PRO Chef Style” according to Alondra Sánchez’s Evaluator presentation (page 6).
- After the meeting:
- Compile a “top ten list” of best practices (approx. 6-12 things).
- Organize it into two sections:
- “What went right?”
- “What could have been done better?”
- Email it to the President (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Secretary (email@example.com) for approval to add it to the meeting minutes and share it with the entire club (firstname.lastname@example.org).