Did you know? General Evaluation counts towards the completion of your Competent Leader award!
Anyone can be a general evaluator. You may take on the role once you are confident and familiar enough with the overall organisation of a Toastmasters Chapter meeting. That can be anytime. It usually happens after project 6. It can be prior to that.
General evaluation: what to look for?
The general evaluator will evaluate the organisation and running of the chapter meeting as a whole so to provide feedback to the club’s Exco Team and the audience about:
- The areas that worked well,
- The areas that would work better,
- And provide suggestions for improvement
The breadth of the general evaluation will cover both:
- Pre-meeting: reminders, correspondence, agenda setup, communication of directions, logistics, hospitality…
- During the meeting: hospitality (again), punctuality of each segment, role bearers, procedure and protocols
General evaluation: how to deliver the feedback?
Timothy Lin suggested to follow the CREATE framework:
- Content: briefly evaluate the opening address, the speakers (look for elements not yet shared by the language evaluators), the table topics
- Roles: Sergeant-At-Arms (SAA), Toastmaster of the Day (TMD), Table Topics Master (TTM), Ah Counter, special segments
- Evaluators: Project Evaluators, Language Evaluator
- Atmosphere: level of energy, mood, setup, attitude of members
- Timing: timeliness
- Extras: protocols and extra recommendation
We wish you a successful General Evaluation!