The role of a speech evaluator is to provide feedback to a speaker in an honest, constructive way.

EFFECTIVE EVALUATION: Tips and Techniques for Giving Helpful Evaluations Effective Evaluation manual

Before the speech, find out:
What the presentation is about,
What project speech the speaker is doing,
What the speech objectives are,
What other personal objectives the speaker may have.

Ten Tips for Effective Evaluation:
1  Know the speaker’s objectives
2  Listen actively
3  Speak in the 3rd person
4  Personalise your language
5  Show the speaker how to improve
6  Recognise the speaker’s strengths
7  Evaluate the speech, not the person
8  Share eye contact with the whole audience, not just the speaker
9  Summarise, but do not end with a platitude
10  Nourish self-esteem, be genuine, and create a motivational climate

Evaluations should be Positive, Constructive and Informative:
COMMEND – what was good, why it was good
RECOMMEND – what was ineffective, why & demonstrate how to improve
COMMEND – what was good, why it was good
* Do not retell or rehash the speech
* It’s not about you  > don’t add to conversation
* Critique, not whitewash the speech

The Three types of Evaluations:
WRITTEN – based on speech objectives
VERBAL – less comprehensive; more motivational
ONEtoONE – after the meeting
– clarify any questions the speaker may have
– the speaker can give feedback on the evaluation