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General Evaluator

Taking on this role improves critical thinking, organization, time management, motivational and team-building skills.

The General Evaluator evaluates everything that takes place during the club meeting - apart from the speeches themselves. This broadly means the timeliness, organisation, and enthusiasm of the meeting itself, the evaluator of the individual speeches, the table topics master, toastmaster, grammarian and timer.

The general evaluator is an experienced Toastmaster. At SOS we sometimes invite an outside Toastmaster to observe and critique our meetings. It is how we can strengthen and improve our meeting experience.

If you are taking the GE role as a member of the club, you could additionally do the following: 

  • Ensure other evaluators know their tasks and responsibilities.

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of evaluations to the group.

  • Identify and confirm meeting assignments with the meeting organiser.

  • Confirm the club meeting program and/or checklist with the Toastmaster.

However, the main task of the General Evaluator is:

  • During the meeting, take notes and report on all club proceedings to evaluate things such as timeliness, enthusiasm, preparation, organization, and performance of duties.

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