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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