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When You Are The General Evaluator

The general evaluator is just what the name implies–an evaluator of anything and everything that takes place throughout the meeting. The responsibilities are large, but so are the rewards. The general evaluator is responsible to the Toastmaster who will introduce you; at the conclusion of the evaluation segment of the meeting, you will return control to him or her.  You are responsible for the evaluation functionary team, which consists of the timer, grammarian, ah counter, and evaluators.

GENERAL EVALUATION REPORT FORM

PRIOR TO THE MEETING

Check with the Toastmaster to see if there are any planned deviations from the usual meeting format.

Contact all evaluators to answer any questions they might have on their role and request their introduction. Encourage them to contact the speaker they are evaluating to discuss the requirements of their project. Remind them to bring their Competent Leadership Manual in order to receive credit for their educational award.

During the briefing, emphasize that evaluation is a positive, helping act. As conscientious Toastmasters, their goal must be to help fellow Toastmasters develop their skills. Emphasize that evaluations should preserve or at least enhance the self-esteem of the speaker.

Contact all functionaries to ensure their roles will be filled. If they cannot attend, remind them of their responsibility to find a replacement.

Prepare a brief talk on the purpose, techniques, and benefits of evaluation (for the benefit of the guests). Evaluation is a positive experience designed to help people overcome weak habits and add power to good ones.

UPON ARRIVAL AT THE MEETING

♦ Remind evaluators to get their assigned member's COMMUNICATION MANUAL before the meeting begins.

Verify each speaker’s time and notify the timer.

Sit near the back of the room to allow yourself full view of the meeting and its participants.

DURING THE MEETING, use the GENERAL EVALUATION REPORT FORM to log your observations