There’s lot so f information out there on how to give a speech evaluation. I notice that many new members are afraid to do so. And sometimes, the volume of information out there makes it even more overwhelming.
Now that giving a speech evaluation is part of level 1 in Pathways, members should be doing a speech evaluation earlier. I find two things to help with this.
First, give a fill in the blanks speech evaluation. The most basic speech evaluation is:
- Thank the speaker
- Say something you liked about the speech
- Say something you think could be improved. If the speaker was really good and you can’t think of anything, say that.
- Wish the speaker well or say you are looking forward to the next speech
If this template is still too much, practice. In a SpeechCraft session, i wanted participants doing speech evaluations in week 2 and 3. To get them there, I “taught” the four point template. Then we did it as a group: “Sally, can you thank the speaker.”