How to Give a Great Speech Evaluation

When people think of Toastmasters, the first thing that usually comes to mind is giving speeches. And while we are certainly focused on developing our oratory skills, we also develop the ability to evaluate speakers. A good evaluation provides valuable feedback — delivered in a supportive and constructive manner — to help a speaker continue development.

Jonathan Peng is the winner of the 2017 District 85 Evaluation Contest. In the video below, he gives tips on how to deliver a stronger, more compelling evaluation, including emphasizing that an evaluation shouldn’t necessarily be delivered solely to the speaker but should make an effort to make the audience feel included, as well.

7 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using

Charismatic speakers often use hand gestures to reinforce their intended message. Here is a short (7 minute) video showing seven different hand gestures you can incorporate when speaking.

Learn more about the effective use of hand gestures when speaking at 20 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using.

About the Author: Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best-selling author and behavioral investigator with the web site Science of People.