Wondering about Toastmasters Evaluation Contest?

Answers to three important questions about Toastmasters Evaluation Contest

Extract from Andrew Dlugan’s Speech Analysis #5: Toastmasters Evaluation Contests

Why have Toastmasters Evaluation Contests?

  • To encourage development of evaluation skills and to recognize the best as encouragement to all.
  • To provide an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient evaluators who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.

Why Should I Attend a Toastmasters Evaluation Contest?

  • Contests are entertaining.
  • You can learn from the test speaker.
  • Contestants are generally proficient in the art of evaluation.
  • The variety of approaches and analytical observations will surely complement your existing evaluation skills.

Why Should I Compete in a Toastmasters Evaluation Contest?

  • You will have fun!
  • The added pressure of a contest forces you to step outside your speaking comfort zone. By doing so, you will grow, not just as an evaluator, but as a speaker as well.
  • You will learn new techniques from the other contestants.
  • You might win!
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