Presentation feedback from a Toastmasters International Speech Evaluation Contest winner.
How does the contest work?
The contest involves listening to a 5-7 minute speech from an unknown speaker. The contestants then have 5 minutes to prepare a supportive speech that will acknowledge the existing strengths of the speaker and give recommendations for improvements, all given in a supportive manner. The contest involves drawing upon experience in communications skills, and articulating this in an almost impromptu speech. There are also structural requirements of the speech too. It’s a great boost for the speaker as they receive up to 8 different points of view from the contestants as the contestants are kept isolated until their turn as not to hear the other competitors.
Elaine Doyle was thrilled to be awarded winner of the 2015 Toastmasters International Speech Evaluation Contest for the Eastern Division. It’s was a huge acknowledgement of her communications skills development work with people in business and students. The recognition of the “Best Speech Evaluator” in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
There are 27 Toastmasters Divisions that cover the whole of Australia. So this means she secured place in the final. This Final recognised the best Speech Evaluator from Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. This was be held in Launceston in May 2015.
Toastmasters D73 Eastern division has a strong history of being the place of many World Champions of Public Speaking. It has extremely talented speech evaluators who have indirectly contributed to the success of the speakers from this Division the two go hand in hand. Toastmasters International should recognise this and continue the Evaluation Speech Contest through to the world level not just end it in the speaker’s country.
Elaine helps people with their presentations and would love to work with you for presentation feedback and support on speeches/presentations/sales pitches/networking/interview techniques.