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11. What is Evaluation?

The Evaluation program is the third of the three main parts to the meeting. All prepared speakers, as noted above, should have their speaking manuals with them and should have passed them on to the evaluators beforehand. During the speech and afterward, each person's evaluator should make written notes and furthermore, plan what to say during the two to three minute oral evaluation. Evaluation is a challenge to do well because it requires an evaluator to do more than say, "Here's what you did wrong." A good evaluator will say, "Here's what you did well, and here's why doing that was good, and here are some things you might want to work on for your next speech, and here's how you might work on them." It's important to remember that the evaluator is just one person's point of view, although one who has focused on your speech closely. Other members of the audience can and should give you written or spoken comments on aspects of your speech they feel were important.

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