Evaluation Page Three Pledge

How seriously do you take your role as evaluator? How often do you think about Evaluation Page Three?

Recently, we had what’s called a round robin evaluation session for an advanced Toastmaster.  Everyone has a chance to add a comment to the evaluation, which takes a lot of time, which is why we don’t use them very often in the regular clubs – but these are so incredibly valuable because you’ll hear a wide range of comments.

For example, last week.

My friend gave the first 10 minutes of a seminar she was giving in 3 days.  She started with a picture of her family when she was a child and told us a story about being forced to take summer school math because her older brother was failing.  It was all very… nice.  A bit sad and had a strong under-text of how heartless her father was – which was not true.  But she couldn’t hear it.

If she depended on only one evaluation – the person who gave her the verbal evaluation – she’d never hear what she heard from me.

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Pathways Generic Evaluation Forms

We call them hip pocket speeches.  When we get to a meeting and there’s a slot for a speaker – we’ll grab it to give a hip pocket speech.  But we need an evaluation form to give to our evaluator.  What do we use?  The Generic Evaluation Form.

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Pathways Evaluations

I’ve said for a while that the evaluations you receive and give at a Toastmasters meeting are Toastmasters’ secret sauce.  Immediate feedback has always been recognized as the best way to learn. That reinforcement of your good skills and a look at what could be done to improve make you better faster than everything else.

The evaluation has 2 parts.  The verbal evaluation is the speech that’s given during the club meeting.  The written evaluation is a form you’ll download from the Pathways website for the evaluator to take notes on and return to you after the meeting.

As the speaker, you need to provide the evaluation form from the project.  On the surface, this evaluation form looks fairly standardized.  They are.  There aren’t significant changes from one project evaluation form to another.  What is different? Continue reading “Pathways Evaluations”