Thursday, May 31, 2007

How to win at your Toastmasters International club.

Earlier I collected another "Best Evaluator" award at London Corinthians.

The "secret" to evaluating someone's speech is to remain focused on how the speaker could have altered the overall theme or strategy. There's no point rambling on about minutiae like certain aspects of eye contact, vocal variety, hand-clasping and so on.

Also, it's never good to give people a huge emotional lift by saying your were inspired by their speech when you weren't. Be honest in your appraisal.

1 comment:

Crushed said...

Michael Portillo at the 94 Tory conference stands out for me.