Credible Constructive Feedback: Art of Evaluations

WHEN YOU ARE AN EVALUATOR, AN EVALUATION IS: It is your reaction to the speech as it came across to you: what you saw, heard, felt in the speech. It is constructive feedback to the speaker from your perspective. It is an opportunity for the speaker to see, hear, feel how you received his/her speech. If […]

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Cultivate Credibility using Different Roles

Evaluations and constructive feedback Three specific techniques for prepared speeches Different roles at toastmasters meeting Impromptu speaking with Table Topics ONE: EVALUATIONS AND CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK Learn to give meaningful constructive feedback using speech evaluations (one-on-one evaluations). I think this should be our top priority this session. This helps in a number of ways: Effective listening […]

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Losing Power AND Point with Power Point? … :)

Can you lose power because of Power Point (or Keynote for that matter)? Can power point get in your way to make a clear point? The answer can be yes. When you are presenting, you are the focal point of your presentation. Or, rather you should be the focal point of your presentation. You are […]

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What is Leadership? Ideas From Our Members

As we kicked off the new toastmasters club session last week, our table topics session turned into a nice brainstorming discussion on leadership. How thoughtful and well-articulated insights from our 12-17-year-old members! 🙂 Here are the nuggets I captured: A leader plans and organizes effectively thinking through what needs to be done, who and what is […]

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