General Evaluator

The General Evaluator

The General Evaluator has the task of evaluating the Chairman, the Toastmaster, other Evaluators and the shorter sessions, which have not already been evaluated. The following points should be considered as far as practical but this list is not exhaustive. Be prepared to follow your instincts. You don’t need to specifically mention each of these people, these are merely some ideas.

1. Sergeant-at-Arms:
• Did the meeting begin on time?
• Was the Sgt-at-Arms informative and friendly?
• Was the speaker easily heard?
2. Chairman / Toastmaster of the meeting:
• Was the Chairman in control? Did the session run smoothly?
• Was the Chairman courteous and tactful?
3. Welcome to Guests:
• Was it sincere?
• Was the purpose of Toast-masters explained?
• Were the guests made to feel welcome?
4. Toastmaster:
• Were the introductions of speakers relevant and relevant and varied?
• Were the speakers helped by good, friendly introductions?
• Were speech titles and objectives clearly given?
• Was the purpose of other sessions explained for the benefit of guests?
• Did the Toastmaster remain at the lectern until the new speaker took over?
• Did he/she lead the applause?
• This job takes a lot of preparation to do well, so commend the Toastmaster if the job was well done.
5. Word Master.
• Was the word appropriate?
• Was it used during the evening?
• Was the meaning demonstrated clearly?
• Could the word be seen on the lectern throughout the meeting?
6. Speech Evaluators:
• Were the speeches evaluated fairly, frankly and pleasantly?
• Did the Evaluator state whether or not the objectives were met?
• Were constructive suggestions for improvement given?
• Were comments addressed to the whole audience or just to the speaker?
7. Grammarian:
• Was this session a constructive evaluation of the meeting?
• Were the criticisms relevant?
• Were individuals made to feel threatened?
• Did the Grammarian practice what he/she preached?
8. Listening Evaluator?
• Was it a light-hearted session?
• Were the observations during the meeting sharp?
• Did the session move quickly and keep to time?
9. Timer:
• Were times announced clearly and concisely?
• Were times available when requested.
• Were the timekeepers obtrusive? (This job is a busy one. Be sure to commend them if the job was done well).
10. Other Assingments / General Comments. Be sure to also include any other sessions that may not be regular sessions and are therefore not listed in this Guide.  Make a general comment on the “tone” of the meeting.
• Was it lively?
• Orderly?
• Too serious?
• Too frivolous?
• Or just right

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