When you are the Interactive General Evaluator

When you are the Interactive General Evaluator

The Interactive General Evaluator is a variation on the role where the emphasis is not on the views of the General Evaluator themselves, but instead of getting the views of the whole audience. The aim is to engage in a dialogue with the audience and facilitate a discussion on the meeting roles, perhaps with a few opinions from the General Evaluator themselves.

Overview

Before Thursday

Competent Leadership

  • Review your Competent Leader manual to identify the project you are completing
  • Ask a Member, who will be attending the meeting, to review your performance and sign off your project

Items To Be Evaluated

As GE, you will be assisting the audience in providing feedback on all of the following aspects:

  • Reception & Sign-in
  • The President’s introduction
  • Toastmaster’s running of the meeting
  • Guest Host (or person who introduces the guests)
  • Timekeeper’s management
  • Workshop Presenter
  • Table Topics Master
  • Table Topics Evaluator
  • Three Prepared Speech Evaluators
  • Linguist
  • The club Atmosphere
  • Audience Participation

On Thursday

Before The Meeting Starts

  • Arrive at 6:45AM!
  • Review the agenda and familiarise yourself with the intended speakers

During The Meeting

Observing The Session

  • Even though the views of the Interactive General Evaluator aren’t as prevalent as a standard General Evaluator, it’s still useful to take notes to help structure your evaluation and allow you to add your own thoughts

Presenting The Evaluations

  • There are different elements you might choose to add into the session to engage the audience to get their feedback
    • Role by role, ask for a commendation and then a recommendation
    • Preface the discussion of each role with an introduction on a theme(see MichelleC below) before asking questions of the audience
    • After a point is raised, ask for a “show of hands” to see if the audience agree or disagree
    • Add your own thoughts into the mix as part of the dialogue
    • Ask questions of the audience on a specific aspect of a performance.
    • Ask for input from the audience as a whole rather than asking a specific member as they might not have thoughts on a specific role and will take longer to think through a viewpoint
  • You have very little time to prepare between the Best Evaluator vote and you getting up to speak. Anything that you can do to ensure that your notes are ready for using to speak from as you go is well worth it!
  • You have very little time to prepare between the Best Evaluator vote and you getting up to speak. Anything that you can do to ensure that your notes are ready for using to speak from as you go is well worth it!
  • There may be lots of ideas from each speaker so you need to manage the discussion so that every role is covered in the time available

After The Meeting

  • Review your performance with the member signing off your Competent Leader project
  • Bask in the glow of a job well done and enjoy breakfast!

Interactive General Evaluations delivered at Early Bird Speakers

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