I’ve consolidated what I’ve seen and learned in speech evaluation during Toastmasters meeting in the mindmap below. These two methods are common and I’ve chosen to use them most of the time. While they provided a framework, how each person performed during evaluations depends a lot on individual style and use of words, pauses, vocal variety and confidence. I’ve also place some video clips below as hints and examples for training purpose.


Stephen Wolff – How to evaluate a speech

The Heart of Evaluation

Evaluating the Evaluators

Evaluate to Motivate

Samantha Welsh Evaluation workhsop

3 powerful strategies to create an effective communication


Speech Evaluation Seminar (Part 1 of 4)

Speech Evaluation Seminar (Part 2 of 4)

Speech Evaluation Seminar (Part 3 of 4)

Speech Evaluation Seminar (Part 4 of 4)


Examples of Evaluation 

Toastmasters Division Evaluation Contest

1st place in Division C, District 47, year=2006. Speaker did a speech entitled “YA NEVER KNOW”–about his son Matthew. Evaluator incorporated it –as you’ll see.

Ron Watts at District 73 Toastmasters final

Toastmasters: Azmi Shahrin Evaluation Contest Div B 2006

Speech Evaluation contest 3/7/08 – James MeAbee

David Koempel gives award winning evaluation

Toastmasters District ONE Fall Conference Highlights (Summary of Evaluation contest and humorous speeches)