The Table Topic Evaluator has the challenging role of providing feedback on all of the table topics. This is often around 8 different speeches, so needs a relatively experienced toastmaster to take on the role.
Key Skills: Listening, Critical Thinking, Effective Feedback, Time Management!
- Table Topics can be nerve-wracking, especially for those doing one for the first time – give everyone lots of encouragement.
- As with speech evaluations, make sure you give both commendations and recommendations to allow speakers to improve for next time.
- Time is limited, so be concise and precise to ensure you get through all speakers (i.e. keep to one commendations and one recommendation per speaker).
- Speak in the third person when evaluating, giving tips that the whole audience can learn from.